As many of us begin preparations for the Thanksgiving holiday, I’m offering a look back at one of my favorite poetry picture books, Deborah Ruddell’s brilliant A Whiff of Pine, a Hint of Skunk. Visit my original #PPBF post with resources by clicking this link.
I find it most insulting
that you traced around your hand
and colored all my feathers
either plain old brown or tan.
Where’s the copper? Where’s the gold
that a turkey should expect?
Where on earth is raw sienna,
and where is the respect?
Used by permission of the author, Deborah Ruddell, 2009.
Wishing those who celebrate a pumpkin pie-perfect kind of day gathered with family and friends to express gratitude for health, happiness, and one another.