The Doodles and Jots gang has been so thankful for the warm weather lately. Enjoying being outside again soaking up some sun and making all sorts of spring discoveries! We also made a great book discovery recently that seem to encompass this sentiment…
“Brother Sun, Sister Moon” Review
Brother Sun, Sister Moon by Katherine Paterson (of Bridge to Terabithia fame) is a reimagined telling of Saint Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the Creatures. Saint Francis was known for his extraordinary charity to people and animals and he wrote this hymn in 1224 to give thanks and praise for all the element of creation that sustain life and feed our bodies and souls. The two time Newbery Medal winning writer, Katherine Paterson teamed up with an amazing artist, Pamela Dalton to create a beautiful picture book! Each page is a paper-cut creation cut from one sheet with amazing detail and painted with equalled detail and beautiful innocence. Reading this book put my 6 year old daughter and I in such a wonderful state of calm!
Giving Thanks Printable
I have included a PDF coloring page to go along with this book: creation elements printable
It is a very basic coloring page that you can add to with collage items or drawings. Think of it like a foundation. The idea is to celebrate all the wonderful things in life that are enabled by the creation elements like plants and animals, etc.
I hope you check out this beautiful book and love it as much as we have!