Gus, The Pilgrim Turkey
Written by Teresa Bateman
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company, 2008
Gus loves being a turkey, that is, until his friends tell him about Thanksgiving. Pilgrims—no problem; feast—NO WAY! So Gus heads south, the way birds do, to escape being part of someone's dinner.
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, we have been reading a lot of Thanksgiving books to the kids. There's definitely been a common thread to many of the books, where the turkey tries to escape being eaten for Thanksgiving dinner, and this one was no different. It was cute in some parts, especially when Gus travels to the South Pole and meets the penguins. It also shows children the meaning of the word pilgrim in a different context to what they are used to.
Family Rating: 1 thumb up.