- Virginia Johnson
With its simple, glowing pictures by Jill McElmurry reminiscent of folk art, Pat Zietlow Miller’s Sharing the Bread is a rhyming, picture-book distillation of the many good things about a shared Thanksgiving. All the family—aunt, uncle, mother, father, sister, brothers, grandmother, grandfather—help make the feast, and all the family enjoys sharing it.
Every part of the dinner, from the turkey to the pumpkin pie, piled with topping “light and high,” is a gift of love from each member of the family to the others.
Family, find your dining place.
Choose a chair and fill your space.
Bow your heads and ask for grace.
Family, find your place.
Although the old-fashioned stove and clothing make it clear that this story takes place long ago, its positive messages on family and faith are timeless. Sharing the Bread is a wonderful book to share with your family this Thanksgiving.