Thursday, November 27, 2014

Review of Giving Thanks by Katherine Paterson

Synopsis: "Newbery Medal winner Katherine Paterson and cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton give fans of all ages even more to be thankful for with Giving Thanks, a special book about gratitude. Katherine Paterson's meditations on what it means to be truly grateful and Pamela Dalton's exquisite cut-paper illustrations are paired with a collection of over 50 graces, poems, and praise songs from a wide range of cultures, religions, and voices. The unique collaboration between these two extraordinary artists flowers in this important and stunningly beautiful reflection on the act of giving thanks."

My Review: I really enjoyed this book. I love the wide variety of poems and prayers from all areas and how they work together so beautifully. They not only apply to this upcoming Thanksgiving season and Christmas season but year round. They are a nice reminder of things I have forgotten in this busy life. I also absolutely love the scherenschnitte images throughout the book, they are beautiful and add an extra element to the book for me.
My Rating: This is such a beautiful collection of poems and prayers and stunning artwork. I might have to track this down in print so I can have it on my shelf.  I give it a rating of Four Paws!
To all those in the US, I wish you all a happy, healthy and love filled Thanksgiving!

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