thanks for thanksgiving by julie markes / illustrated by doris barrette.
i couldn't keep this charming find to myself (i had to share a few pages)! i love the warm illustrations, the rhyming words of gratitude and the sweet glimpse into a household busy with family togetherness (note the jump rope swung around the rungs of the banister in photo four).
i found this fall favorite while browsing the bookshelves for gently used books. (this was 75% off its price and doesn't look one bit tattered. yay.) i was originally browsing with hopes to find a few more christmas books to complete our december storybook advent. my blogger friend, melissa deakin introduced me to the idea of wrapping books to open each night before christmas. i think benji will be delighted to unwrap a story each night! i will be using my advent number tags to keep them all in order (saving the night before christmas for christmas eve). i also love that this special book collection can keep on giving, year after year. just pack them up with your ornaments and hollyberries! if you have a favorite festive storybook, please do let me know the title and author. i'd love to add it to my wish list.
p.s. another terrific picture book is titled the night before thanksgiving by natasha wing. the pages also rhyme with clever illustrations featuring the chaos and excitement of thanksgiving day!