This Is the Feast
Written by Diane Z. Shore Illustrated by Megan Lloyd
Published by Scholastic, Inc. in 2008
This Is the Feast is a rhyming picture book about the Pilgrims’ journey and settlement of the New World, then their feast of thanksgiving. The voice is quite similar to another Thanksgiving book ON MY SHELF, The Very First Thanksgiving Day (also published by Scholastic, Inc.)
I was pleasantly surprised that This Is the Feast makes repeated reference to the Pilgrims specifically thanking God for His blessings.
The artwork is bright and colorful like the season of fall. As a matter of fact it was too colorful in some ways. The Pilgrims are dressed in bright colors—orange, red, blue, purple, summer green. That isn’t historically correct, and it jerked me out of the story.
The rhythm is happy and bouncy and fits the illustrations well. However, it is the same rhythm as The Very First Thanksgiving Day.