Gracias • Thanks

By A Chair, A Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy

Anyone (boy, girl, adult, child) will identify with what the narrator is thankful for. And, of course, the reader can then add what they are thankful for. The book is both mirror and window. . . . I loved the illustrations by Parra; they add to the multicultural aspect of the book, along with the use of Spanish and English. The folk-art story is both appealing and also works for this story; additional details flesh out the story. . . . The colors are rich and gorgeous; blues, yellows, reds that spring off the page. I’m posting this on Thanksgiving, because it’s a great book to use for giving thanks. But, because there is no mention of holidays here, it’s not limited to Thanksgiving and can be used any time. —A Chair, A Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy