The Thanksgiving feast is over. Leftover turkey and pumpkin pie litter the table. Mouse peeps out of his hidey-hole and spots a small green pea. the perfect feast for one mouse. Yes, one green pea, one red cranberry, one plate of mashed potatoes, and one roasted turkey, that should make a very fine feast for Mouse. But can he get it all back to his hidey-hole?
It's a silly, silly book! The old lady who swallowed a pie, swallowed some cider "that rumbled and mumbled and grumbled inside her" to moisten the pie, the Thanksgiving pie which was really too dry! As the lady eats and eats, she gets bigger and bigger.
"To be a human being is an honor, and we offer thanksgiving for all the gifts of life."
This prayer of thanksgiving from the Mohawks is an uplifting and beautifully illustrated way to teach gratitude to young children. A copy of the prayer in its original kaniakehala (Mohawk) language is included.
This news of being named an [ALA] Alex Award winner is especially sweet because I, personally, know what it means to be included into a world of free access to books, which has been my real family since the first day of the first grade, when I stepped into the bookmobile.