Gratefulness Reading List
Apple Cake, a Gratitude by Dawn Casey and Genevieve Godbout
From Goodreads: “In this simple rhyming story from the author of Held in Love, a child says thank you for the gifts nature provides, from hazelnuts in the hedge to apples from the tree, eggs from the hens to milk from the cow. Eventually, the family has enough ingredients to make something special…a delicious apple cake!
With captivating illustrations that brim with emotion, this sweet picture book encourages children to be grateful for the world around them—the perfect read for Thanksgiving. A recipe for apple cake at the end allows you and your child to share in the joyful gratitude.”
Read the book to the class. Ask the class to list the things that she was thankful for on the board. Add any they missed. Identify what each contributed.
Process it with these or similar questions:
- Can you see how all the things she was thankful for went into making Apple Cake?
- Would you have guessed that there were so many different things?
- Can you think of anything she missed?
- Does thinking about everything that went into apple cake make you appreciate it even more?