Publication Date: October 20, 2020 | Grade Levels: Preschool – 3
There are times when I read a book and instantly LOVE it. This is exactly what happened with Chris Raschka’s The Blue Table.
Quick Summary. Readers are introduced to a blue table and to the many people and food – and not food – items that are on it throughout a family’s day before seeing the table expand to invite another family to a meal.
Critique. The Blue Table is about far more than a blue table. It’s a story of our busy lives and the power of making time to invite others to our tables – literally and figuratively. In relatively few words and watercolor and cut-paper collage, Raschka urges us to invite more people to our table.
Teaching Ideas. Here are some teaching ideas for The Blue Table:
- After reading The Blue Table, create a special lunch for students and family members. Encourage students to help plan the event.
- Help families make the most of their mealtimes together by provide sentence starters and talking points.
- Use this book as an introduction to a unit on healthy eating.
A gorgeous picture book, The Blue Table deserves a seat at your reading table and earns five stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️