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The Know-Nothings Talk Turkey
     

The Know-Nothings Talk Turkey

by R. W. Alley (Illustrator), Michele Sobel Spirn
 
Calling all turkeys! The Know-Nothings have read that the way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to serve a turkey dinner. But how can they serve the turkey his dinner when he won't even sit down?

The foolish foursome's misunderstanding of Thanksgiving traditions makes for uproarious fun. And through it all, Boris, Morris, Norris, and Doris never forget what they are

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Calling all turkeys! The Know-Nothings have read that the way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to serve a turkey dinner. But how can they serve the turkey his dinner when he won't even sit down?

The foolish foursome's misunderstanding of Thanksgiving traditions makes for uproarious fun. And through it all, Boris, Morris, Norris, and Doris never forget what they are most thankful for: good friends.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-The Know-Nothings are back for more wacky fun. In the first title, Boris, Morris, Norris, and Doris try to celebrate Halloween, but misunderstandings turn ordinary events into humorous escapades. They never do find "Bob" of "bob for apples" fame, and the best trick they can muster is for Floris the dog to stand on four legs. Their misadventures continue in the second book as they plan a parade and dinner in honor of Thanksgiving. Children will especially enjoy the foursome's attempts to catch a wild turkey by acting wild themselves as well as their unsuccessful attempts to "serve" it. The large print and simple texts are just right for new readers and the three short chapters in each book are perfectly paced with action and humor. The cartoonlike illustrations suit the foolish friends' zany antics. Filled with the silliness that many youngsters love, these easy-readers will serve as additional holiday fare.-Maura Bresnahan, Shawsheen School, Andover, MA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Thanksgiving seems like a fine occasion for celebration—but as if "dressing" the salad, mashing the potatoes (with a sledgehammer) and sewing string beans isn't hard enough, literal-minded noodleheads Boris, Morris, Doris, and Norris (A Know-Nothing Halloween, see above, etc.) discover that they're supposed to serve a turkey too. First, of course, they have to catch one. Drawn as distinct individuals but sharing a blank expression in Alley's broadly comic illustrations, the quartet troops off to the woods (marked by a sign: "The Woods"), finally stumbling on to a farm (sign: "A Farm") where turkeys can be had. Now comes the challenge of getting the big, frantic, evil-tempered bird home, and, even tougher, getting it to sit down at the table to be served. In the end, they give up, leaving the turkey to fend for itself, giving thanks for having such good friends in each other, and digging in. Amelia Bedelia's fans will gobble this up. (Easy reader. 6-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758769060
Publisher:
Follett Library Resources
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Series:
The Know-Nothings Series
Pages:
48
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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