A Turkey for Thanksgiving

A Turkey for Thanksgiving


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Mr. and Mrs. Moose invite all their animal friends for Thanksgiving dinner and the only one missing is Turkey. When they set out to find him, Turkey is quaking with fear because he doesn't realize that his hosts want him at their table, not on it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395742129
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/28/1995
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 63,315
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile: 410L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Eve Bunting has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.

Diane deGroat is the award-winning illustrator of more than 130 books. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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"This ideal family read-aloud will awaken the holiday spirit in all." Publishers Weekly

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A Turkey For Thanksgiving (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is not only adorable in itself, it particularly addresses the needs of vegetarian kids and families to have holiday books they can share also. Thanksgiving is especially tough because it seems to be all about 'the turkey dinner', and most literature surrounding it is no different. While this book does promote a vegetarian-themed holiday, it does so whimsically - just plain sweet with beautiful illustrations - very fun.
MelanieRoss on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a great Thanksgiving holiday story. It is about a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Moose, who are getting ready to have a nice Thanksgiving lunch with many of their friends including sheep, rabbit, and porcupine. Mrs. Moose explained to Mr. Moose that she wishes they could have a real turkey for Thanksgiving; therefore, Mr. Moose decides to go find a turkey for Mrs. Moose. On his journey, he passes many of this friends including sheep, rabbit, porcupine, and the goats; all tag along to help find the turkey. Before long, Mr. Moose returns home with all of their friends including the turkey, who thinks he is going to be cooked as their meal. Mr. and Mrs. Moose explain to him that he is their friend and not their meal.I would read this to children in kindergarten through third grade. A great time to read this is during the Thanksgiving holiday. When children hear this story they are able to understand the importance of family and friends. Another good time to read this is when students are learning about animals because there are various types of animals throughout the book.
ChicagoTeach More than 1 year ago
Mrs. Moose wants a turkey for Thanksgiving, because as she says, everyone always has a turkey for Thanksgiving. So Mr. Moose goes out to find one for her and brings the turkey to their house for Thanksgiving. The lovely ending is that the turkey is shocked to find out that he has a seat reserved for him at the table and that he's not being eaten. It's a super cute book told in the fun, kid-friendly way that Eve Bunting has while challenging the reader to think about bigger issues.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a retired Early Childhood Educator, this was one of my favorite stories to share at Thanksgiving with my class. Now I have a chance to share it with my grandsons. It's an adorable story of an animal's Thanksgiving celebration and how Turkey misunderstands his role in the celebration! The humor was a little above my 3 year old grandson's level but he enjoyed the illustrations and looked for Turkey on each page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is just a fun book to read. There are not really any learning experiences this age group would be able to comprehend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My students loved this story. It was enjoyed by all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a nice book. I am ten years old and I really enjoyed this book. I liked this book because It was not boring. The picture of the fat sheep was really funny. I would recommend this book to all my friends.