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Title:
This is the turkey
Author:
Levine, Abby.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Morton Grove, Ill. : Albert Whitman, 2000.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Describes in rhyme the activities of a young boy and his extended family as they share a special Thanksgiving.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 780 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.4 0.5 45258.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780807578889
Format :
Book

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Summary

Max is excited about the big turkey he picked out for his family's Thanksgiving dinner. He and his sister help prepare the fixings, and soon his friends and relatives bring their own dishes. But when it's time to bring out Max's turkey, Mom steps on a toy car and the turkey goes flying, landing in the fishtank. How can there be Thanksgiving without a turkey? Full-color illustrations.


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Booklist Review

Ages 3^-5. Max, his family, and their neighbors share a happy Thanksgiving in this appealing companion volume to This Is the Pumpkin (1997). With rhythm and rhyme reminiscent of "The House that Jack Built" but without the cumulative lines, the text radiates warmth like a kitchen stove. The words and pictures together tell what happened at Max's house: the food is prepared; the guests arrive and admire the table; and then, the roast turkey is accidentally dumped into the goldfish tank. At last, thanks are given for "home and family and friends and food." The turkey incident will have children in stitches, and its handling within the story will reassure them of what's really important on this day. The ink, pencil, and watercolor artwork mirrors the spirit of the text, while adding its own visual action, emotion, and humor. An excellent addition to Thanksgiving story hours. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-This Thanksgiving tale begins with Max picking out a turkey at the supermarket and ends as he and his family say good-bye to all their company. What happens in between is told in the pattern of "This Is the House That Jack Built." The turkey is roasted, Max's sister kneads bread, Dad stirs the cranberries, and the guests bring all sorts of dishes. As the day progresses, Max plays with his cousins, the table is set, and so on. As his mother brings out the "crispy and golden" turkey, she trips and the mouthwatering bird goes flying into the fish tank. Still, Grandpa declares: "No turkey? No problem! I'm hungry-Let's eat!" and the diners enjoy the rest of the feast. The soft illustrations, rendered in watercolor, pencil, and ink, add humor and complement the activities in this holiday tale of food, family, and that occasional mishap that will be remembered for years to come. A perfect read-aloud.-Olga R. Barnes, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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