This is another children’s book about a very important traditional feast in Canada, and that is Thanksgiving!
I just love thanksgiving, and Heather Hudak really brings some of the parts of the tradition to life in this wonderfully enlightening picture book about what the feast.
Most of Thanksgiving centers around giving thanks for all the wonderful things that we have in our lives and enjoying the harvest of the season.
This book brought memories back to me of days gone by when my mom fussed about for Thanksgiving. She made a great big turkey and stuffing. There was every kind of side known to man and then there was desert.
My mom and dad were Ukrainian, so it wasn’t uncommon for us to have many Ukranian deserts such as Varenyky with cherries, syrnyky (our version of cheesecake), Nalysnyky, verhuny, Babka cake, and honey cake. But despite all these Ukrainian favourites, my mom always baked butter tarts. And they looked just as good as those in Hudak’s book!
I just always loved the season for all the harvest veggies that were available. It is really a time of plenty and Yum.
I know that our Thanksgiving has been over for a few weeks, but I can still imagine all the good food around our table this year.
If you would like to get excited about Thanksgiving all over again, try reading this book. It is GREAT in more ways than one.