'Twas the Night before Thanksgiving

'Twas the Night before Thanksgiving

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by Dav Pilkey
     
 

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Category: Holiday
The incomparable Dav Pilkey adapts Clement Moore's classic Christmas poem to tell his wacky Thanksgiving tale. The day before Thanksgiving,

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Let the Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's experience--laugh with them, learn with them, read with them! Twelve classic, best-selling titles are available now.

Category: Holiday
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. So the children decide to smuggle all the turkeys home, and all their Thanksgiving dinners become vegetarian this year. The turkeys' lives are saved!

Editorial Reviews

The seasonally askew title is just the first sign that Dav Pilkey's Thanksgiving offering is unlike any other. 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving twists Clement Moore's classic Christmas poem into a wacky original tale about eight kids and eight endangered turkeys.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439669375
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Series:
Bookshelf
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
43,919
Product dimensions:
7.96(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author


DAV PILKEY is the creator of many acclaimed children's books, including Dogzilla, Kat Kong, god bless the gargoyles, and the bestselling Captain Underpants series. His book The Paperboy received a Caldecott Honor. He lives in the Pacific Northwest. www.pilkey.com

Dav Pilkey has written and illustrated numerous popular, award-winning books for children, including the Captain Underpants and Dumb Bunnies series; DOG BREATH, winner of the California Young Reader Medal; and THE PAPERBOY, a Caldecott Honor Book. He lives with his wife in the Pacific Northwest. Visit him online at www.pilkey.com.

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Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A different twist about Thanksgiving. The first reading scared a few of my kinder students simply because of the thought of killing an animal to eat was a little scary. But the children quickly came to love the story. The rhyming text draws the children in to listen for the entire story. It is consistently voted as a re-read with my children. Once again I stress the rhyming words and then we discuss the series of events that happen within the story. Check out the "The Night Before" series of books - promise these will be frequently requested as well.
smgavin More than 1 year ago
I'm so glad that I purchased this book on a whim. It fun and entertaining with bright illustrations. A fun story for everyone to read and enjoy. Wish it was in hardback, my daughters still rough with the paperbacks.
heathr2018 More than 1 year ago
Got this for my Niece (5) she enjoyed it a cute little story
1120Rose More than 1 year ago
You can't help but read this book aloud -- it sounds so familiar and you know you have never read it! Then, since you are in the end of the year holidays, you KNOW! - you are reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas". I usually do not like parodies of well known themes, but this book has such wonderful colorful illustrations of characters and events that tell more to the older reader (over toddler age) that are not explicitly in text,and just plain laugh out loud fun to share, that unconsciously knowing the rhythm adds to the enjoyment of reading it. My first, second and preschool grade grandchildren all had fun listening/reading "Twas the Night before Thanksgiving", as did their parents and this Grandma.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 10 year old memorized this story last year at Thanksgiving for a school project. After hearing her rendition, our entire family thought it was a funny story that we needed to have at home to read for the holidays. Mom, dad, 10 year old, 6 year old and 3 year old all enjoy this tale!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I HAVE BEEN READING THIS BOOK TO MY SON SINCE HE WAS IN KINDERGARTEN (PURCHASED IT AT HIS SCHOOLS BOOK FAIR!). WE READ IT AT OUR FAMILY & FRIENDS GATHERING EVERY THANKSGIVING AND GET AN ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE FROM EVERYONE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART!!!! HE IS PROUD THAT THIS YEAR HE IS GOING TO READ IT TO EVERYONE!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book w/ the expectation that it would be a cute story for a toddler. Please don't make this mistake! The farmer brings out an ax and says 'These feathery beasts will be chopped up and roasted for Thanksgiving'
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is outstanding! I read it to my students every year at Thanksgiving time and they think it is hilarious! I absolutely love Dav Pilkey's work and I highly recommend this book to all parents and teachers of elementary children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a Fantastic and Humerous book! My 3 year old loved it! I read the book each night to him before Thanksgiving about 2 weeks....and each night he looked forward to seeing the school bus going to the field trip and seeing old Farmer Mac Nugget in his Polyester and Velcro!! Too cute and great antics. Highly recommend this to any parent to get their children into Thanksgiving and the love of a child and living.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most hilarious children's books ever. I was a preschool teacher for several years and my students loved this book. Now, my own children love listening to it year round.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading the book and considering what my 6 yr old daughter and 11 year old son had to say after reading it... I would offer this. It is entertaining to young minds, such as my 6 yr old, that are forming their own opinions on right and wrong. Some of the more advanced adult silliness was picked up by my 11 yr old. If you speak gibberish to a baby the child will only learn chibberish. Plus the book is just plane fun!!!