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Don't Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table

Don't Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table

Vanessa Newton
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Blue Apple Books, 2010   ISBN: 978-1609050290

Every Sunday, the people in Auntie Mabel’s family go to her house for a family dinner. It is a typical Sunday, and the table and sideboard is loaded down with delicious food, and everyone is sitting around the dining table. Poppa says that it is time to pray and he starts to say grace, which when Auntie Mabel cuts in with her own prayer.

Auntie Mabel blesses all the dishes that are waiting to be eaten. Then she blesses all the children, the President of the United States, the schools, the teachers, Pastor Bob, and then she starts to bless the chairs. Clearly something has to be done before it is too late, and all the food is spoiled.

This funny and heartwarming picture book celebrates a family gathering and the traditions that the colorful family members share. With love and a sense of humor, the family members solve what could be an awkward situation.