Happy Wednesday! Today I am sharing a beautifully illustrated children’s book called Sharing the Bread: An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Story by Pat Zietlow Miller and Jill McElmurry. Grab a cup of pumpkin coffee or cinnamon tea and join me…
by Pat Zietlow Miller, Jill McElmurry
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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.
Mama, fetch the cooking pot.
Fetch our turkey-cooking pot.
Big and old and black and squat.
Mama, fetch the pot.
Sharing the Bread by Pat Zietlow Miller and Jill McElmurry shares an old-fashion Thanksgiving story of a family working together to prepare for the feast. Delightfully illustrated it shows a classic 19th century American family at Thanksgiving. Everyone in the family participates in preparing for the big event. The children make festive placemats and grandma bakes the pies. The text is simple and geared for those four to eight years of age. The colorful illustrations combined with catchy sentences make it easy to read to children of all ages. It’s the perfect book to bring to your next Thanksgiving celebration. It shares working together, celebrating and family. I loved that each person no matter how small had an important job to do.
This book looks lovely and the perfect book for storytime. I will share this with the Children’s lead at my bookstore so she can use it for storytime next month. 😀
Perfect idea Brandee 🙂
It sounds nice, you’re right, the illustrations are really pretty!
Thanks Melliane 🙂
How cute…..I think I will have to get this for my nieces and nephews 🙂
Awe, I am sure they would enjoy it Becca 🙂
Sounds so cute. It actually gives me the vibe of Little House on the Prairie (but in simpler, picture book form).
Yes..I use to love those books and show 🙂
Thanks for the post. I know some preschool teachers who will be interested in this post.
This would be perfect to use with a lesson plan
I have a grandson who is almost 3 years old so I’m always looking for good books for him.
This would be a nice gift for him or his pre-school
the illustrations look beautiful, going to have to look this one up
Sweet, glad I could share Lily
Melissa (Books and Things)
Love illustrated books! All I can say is that I had an aunt who had a wood stove like that and would cook on it b/c she could do it well and it was good. However, it made the kitchen hotter than Hades! O.o
Oh man, I bet it could heat the whole house. Think of the wood you would need for a turkey!
The Bibliophile Babe
Looks like a really great kids book!
It is, perfect for home or classroom 🙂
A nice one for the kids
Agreed, thanks Linda!
It looks like a cute one and the illustrations are great! 🙂
It is, and perfect for a classroom, or the family
This sounds like a great book for little ones for Thanksgiving. I love the illustrations.
Thanks Megan..we enjoyed it
I like the illustrations, and what a nice way to help explain the importance of Thanksgiving to young kids.
Agreed Heidi, a few teachers said it would be perfect for the classroom
Oh, how lovely indeed! And the whole idea is extremely inspired – I think even my son would enjoy this 🙂 Thanks for the rec, Kimba!
Awe this book looks so cute! You know, you’re new children’s book feature has been making me want to re-visit my old favorite children’s books. I am feeling a new appreciation for picture books 😀 I love that this book teaches kids the importance of family tradition. It looks wonderful!
Awe, I am glad. When Princess Sophia came along I knew as her Nonna I wanted to fill her bookshelf and this was the perfect way to do so. I enjoy sharing them, and have been pleased that folks enjoy the feature.
Yay, great post Nanna 🙂
I love it!
thanks Debbie 🙂
This sounds lovely and those pictures are wonderful!
I love the illustrations 🙂 thanks Kay
Oh wow this does have gorgeous pictures in it! Thanks for sharing this Kim!
Anytime Ali 🙂
So cute. You are making me hungry.
LOL, yes everyone wants to sit down to the feast 🙂
I’m suddenly craving turkey and mashed potatoes Kim! I love Thanksgiving food so much:) The illustrations in this one are absolutely gorgeous!
LOL yes, pass the cranberry and sweet potato casserole
Tyler H Jolley
This is a really beautifully illustrated book. I really enjoy Nana’s Corner.
THanks Tyler. Nonna’s corner is one I enjoy particularly as a new grandma.
I absolutely love this. I am always looking for a good holiday book. Between the illustrations and the rhymes, my class will love this!!
So glad I could share it Aubrey 🙂
I love the illustrations. Looks like a great book for children.
I love the illustrations too, and yes books that teach and are fun make the best books.
Whilst a teaching assistant we struggled to find a suitable book that explained Thanksgiving to young (4-5 year old) English children. This sounds like it would have been perfect.
This would be a great edition for a classroom Tracy 🙂
I’m stingy with the bread, but this still sounds cute. 😉
You don’t like to share? I am not surprised!