Book Review: The Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing

Today’s Thanksgiving book review is The Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing. Here’s what it’s about: A creative spin on the Christmas classic, this whimsical celebration follows the family as they greet friends and relatives, prepare the feast and give thanks. This is a cute story that takes you from Thanksgiving preparation through to the family feast. Written in rhyme, it’s catchy too. My Rating: 4 out of 5

Book Review: Thelonius Turkey Lives! by Lynn Rowe Reed

Today’s Thanksgiving book review is Thelonius Turkey Lives! by Lynn Rowe Reed. Here’s what it’s about: Every Thanksgiving, a turkey disappears from Felicia Ferguson’s farm. And this year, Thelonius Turkey is the only turkey left. So with only a week to go before Thanksgiving, Thelonius won’t sit around waiting to be stuffed and roasted–he’s not going to the chopping block without a fight! So begins one determined turkey’s hilarious campaign to save his own neck. … Read more

Book Review: ‘Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey

Today’s Thanksgiving book review is ‘Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey. Here’s what it’s about: The incomparable Dav Pilkey adapts Clement Moore’s classic Christmas poem to tell his wacky Thanksgiving tale. The day before Thanksgiving, eight boys and girls take a field trip to a turkey farm. They have fun playing with eight exuberant turkeys but are shocked to learn that Farmer Mack Nuggett plans to kill all the turkeys for Thanksgiving dinners. … Read more

Book Review: A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman

Today’s Thanksgiving book review is A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman. Here’s what it’s about: The townspeople of Squawk Valley try to trick a turkey into being their Thanksgiving dinner, but are frustrated in their efforts when the turkey tricks them instead. I really enjoyed this book even though (*SPOILER*) the turkey wins yet again. It’s a rhyming tale and reads nicely. The illustrations by Jeff Shelly work really well with the storyline … Read more

Book Review: This is the Turkey by Abby Livine

Today’s Thanksgiving book review is This is the Turkey by Abby Livine. Here’s what it’s about: Max is excited about the big turkey he has picked out for his family’s Thanksgiving dinner. He and his sister help prepare the fixings, and soon his friends and relatives bring their own dishes and merriment. At last, it’s time to bring in Max’s turkey. But watch out! Mom steps on a toy car and the turkey goes flying … Read more

Book Review: Arthur’s Thanksgiving by Marc Brown

Today’s Thanksgiving book review is Arthur’s Thanksgiving by Marc Brown. Here’s what it’s about: Arthur has been picked to direct his school’s Thanksgiving play-and cast the roles. But all his friends want to be star, and no one wants to play the Turkey! What will Arthur do? Arthur takes on the big task of directing the Thanksgiving pageant and the hardest role to fill is that of the turkey. This is a good story and … Read more

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 … Read more

Book Review: Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano

Today’s Thanksgiving book review is Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano. Here’s what it’s about: Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving . . . and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an ideawhat if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead? After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise to make this Thanksgiving the best ever! Wendi … Read more

Book Review: I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson

Today’s Thanksgiving book review is I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson. Here’s what it’s about: I know an old lady who swallowed a pie, a Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry. And with that the feast begins! After the pie the old lady swallows a whole squash, all of the salad, and the entire turkey! As Mother and Father watch in shock, the two children are delighted to … Read more

Book Review: Over the River a Turkey’s Tale by Derek Anderson

Today’s Thanksgiving book review is Over the River a Turkey’s Tale by Derek Anderson. Here’s what it’s about: Over the river Mama, Papa, and Baby Turkey embark for their vegetarian Thanksgiving Feast. But when a hungry boy and his dog start sniffing around, the turkeys have got to think fast before they become the main course! Acclaimed artist Derek Anderson’s glorious autumn artwork adds heaps of holiday humor to Lydia Maria Child’s classic Thanksgiving song. … Read more

Book Review: Turkey Surprise by Peggy Archer

Today’s Thanksgiving book review is Turkey Surprise by Peggy Archer. Here’s what it’s about: It’s thanksgiving and two pilgrim brothers are hunting for a turkey to cook and gobble up for dinner. After all, the thanksgiving meal always means turkey. Doesn’t it? No matter what Father and brother say, the little pilgrim is not so sure. Can he convince his older brother that a stuffed turkey doesn’t have to be the centerpiece of their dinner? … Read more

Book Review: Sometimes it’s Turkey, Sometimes it’s Feathers

Today starts a marathon of Thanksgiving book reviews. The first review is Sometimes it’s Turkey, Sometimes it’s Feathers by Lorna & Lecia Balian. Here’s what it’s about: When she finds a turkey egg, Mrs. Gumm decides to hatch it and have a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. This is a cute book with well done illustrations. I enjoyed the story and the whole while wondered what Mrs. Gumm would do with the hungry turkey she and … Read more