Our Table

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our table peter h. reynolds
our table peter h. reynolds

Creative visionary of The Word CollectorHappy Dreamer, and The Dot, #1 New York Times bestseller Peter H. Reynolds creates a tender, lyrical story of multigenerational love, tradition, and family coming together with gratitude and thanks.

Celebrated, bestselling creator Peter H. Reynolds brings his signature touch of love and kindness to this special, timely picture book, as families now, more than ever, are rediscovering and reevaluating what means the most: time together with one another.

Violet longs for the time when her family was connected: before life, distractions, and technology pulled them all away from each other. They used to gather at the table, with food and love, to make memories, share their lives, and revel in time spent together. But now her family has been drifting apart, and with nobody to gather around it, the table grows smaller and smaller.

Can Violet remind her family of the warmth of time spent together, and gather around the table once more?

A mystical fable that feels at once timeless and utterly of the present moment, Our Table is renowned, bestselling creator Peter H. Reynolds at his best. Exquisite, expressive watercolor tells a tender story, growing from monochrome into luscious, joyful color as Violet's family is reunited around the beloved table. An ode to traditions that unite families, Our Table brings readers together with a universal message of gratitude.---from the publisher

48 pages                       978-1338572322                                  Ages 4-9

Keywords:  family, love, community, gratitude, connection, tradition, values, diversity, diverse books, Social Studies Curriculum, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old

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Sometimes all it takes is one little girl who notices.... and remembers....

Violet remembers the days when her family would cook together and sit down to eat dinner together.  They would talk to each other across the table and truly be there with each other.

Looking at her family now, she sees technology- her father and his big screen tv; her mother on her phone; her brother and his video games.

How can one girl bring her family back to the table?

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

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