This is the Feast by Diana Z. Shore

A telling of the Thanksgiving story in rhyming couplets, with illustrations by Megan Lloyd.

It’s day one of the blog tour for This is the Feast, so I’ll be blogging about the book for the next three days.

This is the Feast is an illustrated book with a beautiful poem about the Pilgrims’ voyage and the first Thanksgiving. What I like about it is that it’s structured as a giving thanks itself–for everything that the Pilgrims experience, they find something to be thankful for. The words and the pictures evoke the colors, smells, and tastes of the New World, and honor the role that the Native Americans played in the feast. The story does not shy away from the hardships faced by the settlers, such as plague and cold, showing that these troubles only make giving thanks all the more important.

I can’t wait to read this to Superfast Baby when she’s a little older. She doesn’t quite have the attention span but a two or three year old will love it.

Other participating blogs:

the 160acrewoods, A Mom Speaks, All About Children’s Books, Becky’s Book Reviews, Cafe of Dreams, Dolce Bellezza, Homeschool Buzz,, Looking Glass Reviews, Maggie Reads, Maw Books Blog, Never Jam Today, Our Big Earth, Quiverfull Family, Reading is My Superpower, SmallWorld Reads

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