Today’s Novel Novice Junior book review is the perfect title to share with your little ones this upcoming Thanksgiving.
Sharing the Bread by Pat Zietlow Miller and Jill McElmurry tells the story of a 19th century family preparing their Thanksgiving feast, and despite the passage of centuries, shows readers that not so much has changed when it comes to how we celebrate.
Beautifully illustrated, each page is rich with lively images that bring to life the rhyming passages perfect for reading aloud. Sharing the Bread is a timeless story about an American tradition: in which families stop their usual hustle and bustle for one day to prepare and share a meal together.
Whether your Thanksgiving feast still resembles the traditional fare featured in Sharing the Bread, or is something more unique and different, the message of the book still rings true: that Thanksgiving is a day to be thankful, and share time and food with your loved ones.
Sharing the Bread is in stores now. Here is the official synopsis:
Celebrate food and family with this heartwarming Thanksgiving picture book. We will share the risen bread. / Our made-with-love Thanksgiving spread. / Grateful to be warm and fed. / We will share the bread. In this spirited ode to the holiday, set at the turn of the twentieth century, a large family works together to make their special meal. Mama prepares the turkey, Daddy tends the fire, Sister kneads, and Brother bastes. Everyone—from Grandma and Grandpa to the littlest baby—has a special job to do. Told in spare, rhythmic verse and lively illustrations, Sharing the Bread is a perfect read-aloud to celebrate the Thanksgiving tradition.