Happy Independence Day! Whatever you do this holiday, keep feeling blessed by all the people who are part of our country.
I discovered a picture book at the library this week that is new to me. Perhaps you know it, and it is just right for this holiday, a celebration of all those through history to today who are part of America's wealth in people. It's written by Karma Wilson and illustrated with fabulous art by Raúl Colón. This recipe for America is written in rhyme, the story is told by a dog and a cat, gathering ingredients, stirring and mixing to produce a special American Pie!
Here are pictures I've selected of some of the pages, including a few poems:
Enlarge to read the poems. As you read, you'll recognize that Karma Wilson has integrated parts of America The Beautiful into his poetry.
This page above is a favorite, immigrants with suitcases tumbling into a net, ready to be part of the "American Pie".
And here is the ending double-page spread,
"And that's how to bake an American Pie
(First ever made on the fourth of July).
SERVES: just as many who wish to stop by.