“Thanksgiving Treat” by Catherine Stock was such a delightful read, and right on time for the Thanksgiving Holiday. It’s about everybody being busy making Thanksgiving dinner…everybody except for a little child of the family that everyone believes too small to help with anything. He wants to help so bad, but all his relatives relay to him that he’s too small to help, and should stay out of the way. So, the little boy goes off on his own, trying to think of how he can help be a part of the Thanksgiving preparation as well. Then, he runs into his Grandpa. The little boy’s Grandpa notices his grandson’s melancoly, listens to his plight, and locates a way in which he can become a part of the Thankgiving helpings. And, the suggestion that Grandpa has proves to be such a delightful addition to everyone’s Thanksgiving.
Personally, I really enjoyed this book and cannot wait to share it with my daughter as she gets a little older…when she begins to read. As a parent, I believe that it’s important for children to feel important and that they can contribute. This book is a great way to help little children realize that they are not to little to help…with even a grand holiday as Thanksgiving.
I give it 4 stars.