Author: Raschka, Christopher
Friends and family gather around the heart of the home: the blue table in a story that captures the very essence of family, community, and gratitude.
Kirkus Reviews (+) (07/15/20)
School Library Journal (09/01/20)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (A) (00/11/20)
The Hornbook (00/02/21)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 09/01/2020 PreS-K—A blue table is the focal point of this brightly colored picture book that takes the food icons of Thanksgiving—pie, turkey, potatoes, corn—and transcends them for a simple story of gathering and gratitude. First one family comes together, planning and organizing, and then a second family joins in to share a lovely meal. The simplicity is deliberate; there is no dialogue, only two dozen words, and there are no faces of the people planning or participating in the meal. Only the hands of the people are shown, allowing readers to see that the characters are of different races. The bright watercolor pictures will offer opportunities to engage young readers in discussions about what the pictures mean and what they might enjoy for a shared meal. VERDICT A pleasant story, with an indelible blue table as its hearth, and most collections will want to add it to their shelves.—Debbie Tanner, S D Spady Montessori Elem., FL - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.