When it comes to holiday stories, Christmas get all the good stuff. Thanksgiving is left to deal with the old stories of the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving and maybe a story about a mouse on the Mayflower. But there are some fine family books out there that tell Thanksgiving stories which may help start a new tradition – like Thanksgiving in the Woods by Phyllis Alsdurf and illustrated by Jenny Lovlie.

About Thanksgiving in the Woods by Phyllis Alsdurf and Jenny Lovlie: “Every year a family and their friends gather in the woods to celebrate Thanksgiving among the trees. Everyone brings something to share and the day becomes a long celebration of family, faith, and friendship. This picture book includes warm illustrations of people gathered around bonfires and long tables adorned with candles and food, singing songs and sharing laughter. Thanksgiving in the Woods is based on the true story of a family in Upstate New York who has hosted an outdoor Thanksgiving feast in the woods on their farm for over twenty years.”

With a nice story and great full page illustrations, Thanksgiving in the Woods is the perfect bed time story for the kids this week.

Thanksgiving in the Woods by Phyllis Alsdurf and Jenny Lovlie is available from Amazon and fine booksellers everywhere.