Morning, y'all! I've got a little something papercrafty in nature, for you all, bright and early tomorrow morning; but before that sneaks its way onto my blog, I thought that I'd share this month's For the Love of Books pick. We had a special grandma that lived down the street from us back in Kansas City. We new we'd deeply miss her upon our move here to El Paso; so, while we have no intention of losing touch with her, before our move, I began to pray that the Lord would bless us with special neighbors right here in EP, too. As it turns out, he gave my kiddos an abuela, who frequently takes care of her own grandchildren, giving my kiddos more playmates, right across the street. She cooks for us, welcomes us into her home, loves on us, and blesses us in so many more ways than she'll ever understand. This book, which was written for children ages four to seven, was chosen in her honor.
Thank You, Omu!, written and cleverly illustrated collage-style by Oge Mora, begins with Omu cooking up a big, fat pot of thick, red stew, exclaiming, "What a delicious stew! Tonight's dinner will surely be the best I have ever had." "As the thick, red stew simmered on the stove, its scrumptious scent wafted out the window and out the door, down the hall, toward the street, and around the block, until - Knock!" Over and over again, someone from the neighborhood was at her door, proclaiming how delicious it smelled. Omu never hesitated to share what she had. When it was time for her own dinner, however, she discovered that her thick, red stew was gone. Just as she was sadly sitting down with her empty pot, another knock at the door brought the most delicious thank you from those who had enjoyed her stew.
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