Yesterday’s thankful thought was laughter. Nobody wants to be sad or gloomy, but I think in order to truly appreciate all that is good you need a bit of sadness. So today’s thankful thought is sorrow, which in a sense is the yin to laughter. Sometimes we feel a little down or not ourselves, so it’s okay to cry those tears and vent our frustrations. Hopefully, you won’t remain in sorrow for long.
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie
by Alison Jackson, illustrated by Judith Byron Schachner
Ages 4-7, 32 pages
This book is similar to I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly as she continues to eat more and more. It begins with an old lady who ate a Thanksgiving pie that was really too dry. She then drinks cider to moisten the dry pie. The humorous tale continues as she eats squash, a whole turkey, an entire cake, but what puts her over the top is some bread. The old lady becomes so huge at the end that she’s in a Thanksgiving parade. It’s a fun book that I’m sure most will get a laugh at. Perhaps you’ll think twice before going up for seconds.