Every November for as long as I could remember, my family celebrated Thanksgiving. We did not really have the “adult” or “kid” table assignments, but we just naturally drifted to the table with the kids. I mean, I had older cousins, they were cool to hang out with. And maybe we did not celebrate being thankful for the harvest, like the people in Harvest Days: Giving Thanks Around the World (World Celebrations), but as I kid, I liked being with said cousins and as an adult I was thankful for the times I had with my family. And pie. Really thankful for pie.
And Kate Depalma shows us how people celebrate their own thankfulness within this book. There are celebrations all throughout the year, all throughout the world, where people celebrate being thankful. They are thankful for the harvest, rains, family, and good food. Each cultures celebrations are show with the wonderful details and colors of Martina Peluso. The publisher description uses lush to describe the illustrations, and I say it is equally true to the text.
Everything is good and is pleasant to read and view. We see twelve cultures we might not be familiar with or learn a little something new about them. There are afterwards and ways to interact with food and your own areas.
September 2022 will be a busy time for us readers as this book comes out in the fall (which I am sure is no coincidence as it is right before some of the harvesting, thankful celebration times).