Book Review: Gus, the Pilgrim Turkey by Teresa Bateman

Today’s Thanksgiving book review is Gus, the Pilgrim Turkey by Teresa Bateman. Here’s what it’s about:

Gus loves being a turkey–that is, until his friends tell him about Thanksgiving. So Gus heads south, the way birds do, to escape being part of someone’s dinner. He’s surprised to see where he ends up, but most of all he’s surprised to find he’s a Pilgrim, too. Full color.

I’ve read a number of ‘escape turkey’ stories so far this month, and I’ve decided there are too many of them. Seriously, we eat turkey, right. And there are a lot of turkeys in these books, ruining thanksgiving for a lot of people. So now I’m on a search for stories with a happy ending for the people instead of the turkey. I’m even going to write a few stories. Have a few ideas for how to do in these run away turkeys that won’t traumatize the kids.

Now back to Gus. This is a fun book despite my complaint about the ‘escape turkey’ plot. I laughed and laughed through this one as Gus discovered his fate. There are also fun comical illustrations. This story did fall a little short at the end, so I had to take away a little from my rating.

My Rating: 4 out of 5

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