Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Children's Book Review: Don't Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table

Don't Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table

Don't Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table
Written and illustrated by: Vanessa Brantley Newton
Published by: Blue Apple Books, 2010
36 pages

from goodreads.com:
Auntie Mabel and her family and friends have gathered for their big Sunday dinner and can't wait to dig into a delicious meal. Before they can begin, Auntie Mabel starts blessing everyone and everything she surveys.

*  Now that our children are older, we recently began saying "Grace" before we eat dinner at night.  So, I saw this book and thought it was very fitting.  Of course, our blessing doesn't last quite as long as Auntie Mabel's!  Her family gets very upset that her blessing is taking so long and the food has gotten cold and has to be reheated. I can relate - I like my food to be really hot! This book brought back memories of my own childhood when we would go visit my grandmother for a big midday Sunday "dinner" with a lot of extended family.  Unfortunately, with family now all over, we do not continue this tradition.  Except for holidays, we really don't partake in regular family dinners with our extended families.  Overall, this was a good read.

Family Rating:  1 thumb up.

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