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The Blue Table (Hardcover)

The Blue Table Cover Image
By Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
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Description


It’s time to celebrate family, community, generosity, and giving! Two-time Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka’s stunning picture book is the perfect pick to share whenever family and friends gather together to celebrate and give thanks, no matter the occasion.

Spend the day around the heart of a home: the blue table. A shopping list is written, food is prepared, and the table is set. Guests arrive, thanks are given, and a meal is shared. What then? It’s time to pitch in and clean up, of course!

Limited text, bright colors, and stunning collage illustrations make The Blue Table ideal for the youngest reader and for storytime sharing. In just thirty-two pages, two-time Caldecott Medalist and New York Times–bestselling picture book creator Chris Raschka captures the very essence of community—and gratitude.

About the Author


Chris Raschka is the creator of many distinguished and award-winning books for children. He has received two Caldecott Medals: for The Hello, Goodbye Window, by Norton Juster, and for his own A Ball for Daisy. He also received a Caldecott Honor for Yo! Yes? Chris Raschka was the US nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2012 and 2016 and has been awarded a New York Times Best Illustrated Book citation five times. He lives in New York City with his family.



Chris Raschka is the creator of many distinguished and award-winning books for children. He has received two Caldecott Medals: for The Hello, Goodbye Window, by Norton Juster, and for his own A Ball for Daisy. He also received a Caldecott Honor for Yo! Yes? Chris Raschka was the US nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2012 and 2016 and has been awarded a New York Times Best Illustrated Book citation five times. He lives in New York City with his family.

Praise For…


“A blue table symbolizes and facilitates the connections among family members and between friends. . . . [Raschka’s] paintings reflect the action and objects described while adding nuance and detail. . . . A charming and cozy celebration of the places and routines that anchor and connect us.”  
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Spare text and images center the titular cerulean table, around which a small family—and later, a second—gathers to share meals and gratitude. . . . Caldecott Medalist Raschka showcases tabletop objects and dishes . . . in colorful illustrations crafted from watercolor and cut-paper collage . . . A gentle picture book that celebrates the joy to be found in both everyday routines and holiday abundance.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A simple story of gathering and gratitude. . . . Bright watercolor pictures will offer opportunities to engage young readers in discussions about what the pictures mean and what they might enjoy for a shared meal. . . . [A] story with an indelible blue table as its hearth.”
— School Library Journal

“Minimal text treats a compact blue table as the center of a holiday as a family gathers . . . Raschka’s fluid watercolors balance the dreamy with the homey . . . A gentle early treatment of holiday gatherings.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Watercolor and collage illustrations match the text’s simplicity . . . The most pleasing arrival is anticipated by wordless pages in which the table is extended to accommodate ‘one more family.’ . . . Evoke[s] any occasion of togetherness, perhaps providing comfort and hope.”
— Horn Book Magazine


Product Details
ISBN: 9780062937766
ISBN-10: 0062937766
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: October 20th, 2020
Pages: 32
Language: English

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