TITLE: Strega Nona's Harvest
AUTHOR + ILLUSTRATOR: Tomie De Paola
PUBLISHED BY: Putnam, 2009
There's not much to say about Strega Nona's Harvest other than, it is charming and wonderful, and an excellent book in honor of Thanksgiving.
In this installment of the popular Strega Nona series, Big Anthony gets into a bit of trouble when he decides to plant a garden secretly (but doesn't do all the necessary plowing, weeding, pruning. His garden is a mess, but it produces so much he doesn't know what to do with it. He sneaks out every night and puts the vegetables outside Strega Nona's door.
This silly and funny adventure with Strega Nona, and all her friends and family is perfect for a family read aloud. Also check out the video below, commemorating Tomie's 75th birthday (earlier this year).
Happy Thanksgiving, all!