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Don't Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  56 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Auntie Mabel and her family and friends have gathered for their big Sunday dinner and can't wait to dig into a delicious, mouthwatering meal. Before they can begin, Auntie Mabel starts—and doesn't stop!—blessing everyone and everything she surveys: the yams and Brussels sprouts, the table and chairs—even the president of the United States!

Author and illustrator Vanes
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Hardcover, 36 pages
Published September 22nd 2010 by Blue Apple Books
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Jessi
Dec 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book is utterly cute! It focuses on Auntie Mabel's mile-long prayer and how her family and/or friends deal with it. The pictures are interesting and quirky, with each person's face having interesting details and features to focus on as they react to Auntie Mabel's prayer. The book cultivates a sense of family and tradition and love. Family members know one another's quirks and love each other for it, as is obviously the case in this family.

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Traci Bold
When your tummy is rumbling and the table is set, a good table blessing makes the food that much better. But what if the blessing is so long the food turns cold? That could be funny. :)

A humorous picture book about when a relative takes too long to give a blessing before a meal can be shared.

Written and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton, published by Blue Apple Books.

#PB #family #mealtime #funny
Rachel
Feb 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: children, 2016
This is a supremely humorous picture book, but it's difficult to rate as the content seems aimed more for adults than children. Auntie Mabel gives a long-winded prayer at the supper table and everyone is exhausted from it. There is exquisite diversity amongst the family that feels genuine and the art choices are divine. Recommended.
Natasha North
Nov 09, 2010 rated it liked it
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I enjoyed the illustrations and many folks (especially kiddos) can relate to the impatience that comes when hearing out a relative's prolonged words over a holiday meal.
Rakisha
Jun 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Fun, rhyming story about a gregarious matriarch who takes a very long time to bless the family's Sunday dinner. A good book for parents looking for picture books with mutli-ethnic characters.
Lupine
Wonderful illustrations and cute concept.
Connie Klever
Sep 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
Fantastic illustrations --family members appearances will delight young and older readers. Super funny story about prayer and family!
Nyonontee Yonee
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very funny book!
Amory Blaine
Fun rhymes, adorable illustrations, diverse representation, and low key religious practices. Cute!
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