As soon as the calendar hits November, I am racing to the library catalog to request this book! Come to think of it, this actually might be the year that I purchase a copy for our home. I believe it is high time. Nothing warms the heart more than listening to the girl in this story yearn for confirmation that her uncles will indeed be arriving for Thanksgiving. Her mother is patient and kind. They wait at the window sill while mom reminisces and tells stories about gatherings of yore. Margaret Willey brings us this treasure, with illustrations by Lloyd Bloom. The story is written in verse, and it is hard to keep your toes from tapping. Festive in every way is what I say.
This Monday I am reading Thanksgiving With Me to Fiona's preschool class. I can not wait to see the look on their faces. It is a truly captivating account of an American dream holiday. Love, Emily
PS. Margaret Willey's works keep on going. She is also the creator of Clever Beatrice.
These are must discovers.www.margaretwilley.com