Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Children's Picture Book Review: 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving
'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving
Written and illustrated by: Dav Pilkey
Published by: Scholastic, 1990
The incomparable Dav Pilkey adapts Clement Moore's classic Christmas poem to tell his wacky Thanksgiving tale. The day before Thanksgiving, eight boys and girls take a field trip to a turkey farm. They have fun playing with eight exuberant turkeys but are shocked to learn that Farmer Mack Nuggett plans to kill all the turkeys for Thanksgiving dinners. So the children decide to smuggle all the turkeys home, and all their Thanksgiving dinners become vegetarian this year. The turkeys' lives are saved!
* My kids are familiar with the classic story 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. This book is a Thanksgiving adaptation of that classic book. It's a cute story of kids who take a field trip to farm and end up befriending turkeys. When they discover what the axe is for they smuggle the turkeys home with them. The kids enjoyed this book (even my daughter who had already heard the story in school that same day).
This book was borrowed from the library.
Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.