Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Children's Book Review: Over the River: A Turkey's Tale
Over the River: A Turkey's Tale
Written and illustrated by: Derek Anderson
Published by: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2005
Over the river Mama, Papa, and Baby Turkey embark for their vegetarian Thanksgiving Feast. But when a hungry boy and his dog start sniffing around, the turkeys have got to think fast before they become the main course! Acclaimed artist Derek Anderson's glorious autumn artwork adds heaps of holiday humor to Lydia Maria Child's classic Thanksgiving song. And readers of all ages will be wondering who gobbles up whom until the dessert finale.
* I think that I've only heard this classic song through the first couple of lines. My daughter tried singing this but didn't quite have the tune. So, I read/sang the song as we looked at the pictures. And you really do have to look at the pictures as you read/sing this because there's a story going on through the illustrations. Overall, a cute children's book take on a classic song that the kids enjoyed.
This book was borrowed from the library.
Family Rating: 1 thumb up.