REVIEW: Apple Cake: A Gratitude by Dawn Casey
Thank you, hedge, / Thank you, tree. / Thank you, flower, / Thank you, bee. / Thank you, rain, / Thank you, sun. / Thank you, farmers, / every one.
In this simple rhyming story from the author of Held in Love, a child says thank you for the gifts nature provides, from hazelnuts in the hedge to apples from the tree, eggs from the hens to milk from the cow. Eventually, the family has enough ingredients to make something special…a delicious apple cake!
With captivating illustrations that brim with emotion, this sweet picture book encourages children to be grateful for the world around them—the perfect read for Thanksgiving. A recipe for apple cake at the end allows you and your child to share in the joyful gratitude.
With Autumn here, it’s harvest time. This book is charming. Simple but heartfelt with warm, welcoming, and wonderful illustrations, it’s a great way to show children just how many plants and animals are needed in order to make — the Apple Cake! It also has a recipe at the end which I’m eager to try so I can say my own own thank you’s to the bees, trees, weather, and cows who provided the ingredients. A-