Violet longs for the time when her family was connected: before life, distractions, and technology pulled them all away from each other. They used to gather at the table, with food and love, to make memories, share their lives, and revel in time spent together. But now her family has been drifting apart, and with nobody to gather around it, the table grows smaller and smaller. Can Violet remind her family of the warmth of time spent together, and gather around the table once more?
Celebrated, bestselling creator Peter H. Reynolds, author of The Dot, brings his signature touch of love and kindness to this special, timely picture book, as families now, more than ever, are rediscovering and reevaluating what means the most: time together with one another. This is a tender, lyrical story of multigenerational love, tradition, and family coming together with gratitude and thanks.
"One day, Violet notices that the table is smaller than it used to be. The next day, it is smaller still. When the table disappears altogether, Violet knows what she must do to restore balance to her family. In Reynolds’ established tradition, this story is simple and full of heart, celebrating the wonder and possibility of being human and being in relationship. While the tale holds heavy moments of loneliness and disconnection, the characters are memorably good-natured, and the family rallies quite easily around the important cause when Violet shows the way.... Sweet and timely for today’s families." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Author||Peter H. Reynolds|
|Illustrator||Peter H. Reynolds|
|Publication Date||Oct 5, 2021|