Book Review | The Thanksgiving Bowl

Title: The Thanksgiving Bowl

Author: Virginia Kroll

About the Book:

When Grandma Grace’s Thanksgiving bowl—used for holding the annual “I Am Thankful For” lists of the family—topples off the table after another successful Thanksgiving meal, it becomes a useful found object for all who encounter it. From one season to the next, the bowl makes its way upstream and downstream, through sandboxes and snowstorms, carrying goodwill and creative inspiration and teaching the true meaning of Thanksgiving to animals and humans alike.

Filled with warm and whimsical illustrations that evoke the bowl’s offerings of joy and gratitude, this book was inspired by the sight of a plastic yellow bowl blowing across the street one evening as the author drove home from church.

My Review:

What a delightful children’s picture book that celebrates the true meaning of Thanksgiving through family and thankfulness. The author, Virginia Kroll takes the readers on an exciting journey of a yellow bowl that signifies the meaning of being thankful. My children and I loved the illustrations by Philomena O’Neill and it inspired them to ask if we could have our very own Thanksgiving bowl this year. If you are searching for a Thanksgiving book that captures the spirit of the holiday and is sure to delight young children, The Thanksgiving Bowl is the perfect selection!

You can purchase The Thanksgiving Bowl from Pelican Publishing for only $12.76 (hardcover edition).

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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