Book Review of Mrs. Rabbit’s Friendsgiving Dinner
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Mrs. Rabbit’s Friendsgiving Dinner
Written by Carole P. Roman
Illustrated by Mateya Arkova
Ages 4+ | 34 Pages
Publisher: Chelshire | ISBN-13: 9781950080052
What to Expect: Friendship, sharing, kindness, Thanksgiving
With its focus on celebrating friendship, thoughtfulness, and togetherness, Mrs. Rabbit’s Friendsgiving is another heartwarming story from award-winning children’s author Carole P. Roman.
It looks like Mrs. Rabbit is going to have a lonely Thanksgiving. Even though she has made her famous tasty carrot stew, her big brood of bunnies are all too busy to come home for the holidays. Feeling sad, Mrs. Rabbit sits down to eat alone, but she can’t summon any appetite. But wait – who is that at the door? One by one, Mrs. Rabbit’s friends begin to arrive, bringing their Thanksgiving dinners with them to share with her and each other. Soon, Mrs. Rabbit’s home is bursting with laughter, fun, and friendship. Perhaps this holiday needs a new name?
Shifting readers’ focus from the usual emphasis on eating and consuming, the story instead asks readers to pause and appreciate the things that really make a meal celebratory: good company and the feeling of belonging. Although the characters are all animals, the variety of foods they bring to the table emphasizes diversity in a way often missing from Thanksgiving stories. Simple line illustrations filled with autumn colors complete the festive atmosphere of the story.
Overall, Mrs. Rabbit’s Friendsgiving Dinner is a cheerful and thoughtful addition to any holiday story collection.
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About the Author
Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of over fifty children’s books. Whether it’s pirates, princesses, spies, or discovering the world around us, her books have enchanted educators, parents, and her diverse audience of children of all ages.
Her best-selling book, The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids: 800+ Jokes! has reached number one on Amazon in March of 2020 and has remained in the top 200 books since then.
She published Mindfulness for Kids with J. Robin Albertson-Wren.
Carole has co-authored two self-help books. Navigating Indieworld: A Beginners Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing with Julie A. Gerber, and Marketing Indieworld with both Julie A. Gerber and Angela Hausman.
Roman is the CEO of a global transportation company, as well as a practicing medium.
She also writes adult fiction under the name Brit Lunden and has created an anthology of the mythical town of Bulwark, Georgia with a group of indie authors.
Writing is her passion and one of her favorite pastimes. Roman reinvents herself frequently, and her family calls her the ‘mother of reinvention.’ She resides on Long Island, near her children and grandchildren.
For more information, visit http://www.caroleproman.com/.
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