Thanksgiving is always a special day at the Tappletons'. Mrs. Tappleton gets up early to prepare the turkey. Mr. Tappleton buys the pies at the bakery. Kenny makes the salad, and Jenny mashes the potatoes. Then all the relatives arrive for Thanksgiving dinner.
This year nothing seems to go right. First the turkey slides down the icy hill into the pond. Then the bakery sells out of pies. It looks as if it's going to be a pretty bleak holiday... until Grandmother saves the day.
Thanksgiving at the Tappletons' has been completely re-illustrated in full color by Maryann Cocca-Leffler. Her bright and bouncy paintings make this favorite Thanksgiving tale more hilarious than ever.
Author Biography: Eileen Spinelli, the author of many other books for children, lives in Phoenixville, PA.
Maryann Cocca-Leffler, who has illustrated many picture books, lives in Saugus, MA.
|Edition description:||Newly Illustrated Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.00(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Eileen Spinelli is the author of many picture books and poetry collections, including A Big Boy Now, Hug a Bug, and the bestselling When Mama Comes Home Tonight, among others. When she writes a story, she has an instant audience: her twenty-five grandchildren and husband, Jerry (also a writer). Aside from story making, Eileen teaches creative writing and poetry. The Spinellis live in Media, Pennsylvania.
Megan Lloyd has illustrated more than forty books for children, including The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams, Thanksgiving at the Tappletons' by Eileen Spinelli, and The Mixed-Up Rooster by Pamela Duncan Edwards. She lives with her husband on a farm in Pennsylvania, where she raises sheep, chickens, and cows. Some of the rabbits from her vegetable garden have even been kind enough to allow Ms. Lloyd to sketch them as models for this book.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The original edition had great illustrations of a human family celebrating Thanksgiving. I met Eileen Spinelli in elementary school and she signed a copy for me. I've read it every Thanksgiving since then....about 25 years. Now that I'm a teacher, I also read it to my class. It's a great way to teach realistic fiction to them, in a holiday book. The new illustrations are awful. Wolves? really? Hunt down an original edition instead, you'll be happy you did.