Michelle Henninger sent this illustration in to help us celebrate Thanksgiving. Michelle prefers a traditional approach of pen/ink, and watercolor: with a touch of digital thrown in for good measure. She is a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, she was a New England SCBWI Ann Barrows Illustration Scholarship recipient. She was the first 2014 featured illustrator on Illustrator Saturday. She is represented by Christina Tugeau at CATugeau.
by Eileen Spinelli
Thank you for the world–still sweet.
Thank you for the food we eat.
Thank you for the honeyed sun
that spoons its light on everyone.
Thank you for the leaves that fall
in glowing piles near the wall,
for kindness in a stranger’s face
and every unexpected grace.
Thank you for the starry dark,
for children laughing in the park,
for cozy towns and sleepy farms,
for dreamers, dancers, babes in arms.
Than you for all hearts that sing
of hope in spite of everything.
by Carol Murray
Pumpkins, round, upon the ground,
and children playing ball,
Scarecrow tips his tattered hat,
and waves to one and all.
Sleek black cats on fuzzy mats,
reclining, large and small,
and every size has starlit eyes,
like diamonds at The Mall.
Wine is chilled, and home is filled
with friends, both short and tall.
Hooray! Hooray! Thanksgiving Day.
Favorite things of Fall.
by Carol Murray
A Thanksgiving Toast
Here’s to years of happiness
and months of sunny skies,
To weeks of reaching mountain peaks,
and days of caring eyes,
To hours of hope and tenderness,
and minutes of delight,
On second thought, we wish you love,
We’re giving thanks tonight.
Thank you to Michelle, Eileen, and Carol for sharing their work to help us celebrate Thanksgiving. Hope everyone enjoys the day.
Darlene Beck-Jacobson won Gayle Aanensen’s book BETTER THAN GOLD.
Joanne Roberts won SPAGHETTI SMILES by Margo Sorenson.
Congratulations! Winner please send me your addresses so they can be sent out.
You may wonder why I did not post the poems for the Thanksgiving Poem Contest yesterday. That is because Carol Murray was the only one to send in a poem for the contest and the default winner. Thank you Carol.