Thursday, November 27, 2014
If you're looking for a special book to enjoy with your little readers this holiday, look no further than The Thanksgiving Door by Debby Atwell.
This picture book begins with an older couple (Anna and Ed) alone on Thanksgiving. They accidentially burn their holiday meal and so end up looking for a place to eat out.
They find a restaurant with an open door but noone there. It turns out the family of restauranteurs - apparently new immigrants - are in the kitchen, hiding. They had planned to be closed that day so they could have their own party. But the grandmother of the family insists the couple should be allowed to stay.
"And that's how Ann and Ed found themselves guests of honor as this family celebrated their first Thanksgiving in the New World Cafe."
What comes next is a Thanksgiving celebration that blends American traditions with "old country" touches. There is food and dancing. And lifelong friendships are made. Leaving Anna and Ed thankful for their burned dinner!