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Title:
The great Thanksgiving escape
Author:
Fearing, Mark, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014
Physical Description:
29 unnumbered unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 25x28 cm
Summary:
It's another Thanksgiving at Grandma's. Gavin expects a long day of boredom and being pestered by distantly related toddlers, but his cousin Rhonda has a different idea: make a break for it - out of the kids' room to the swing set in the backyard! Gavin isn't so sure, especially when they encounter vicious guard dogs (in homemade sweaters), a hallway full of overly affectionate aunts, and worse yet, the great wall of butts! Will they manage to avoid the obstacles and find some fun before turkey time? Or will they be captured before they've had a taste of freedom?
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780763663063
Format :
Book

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Summary

A hilarious, kid-friendly take on Thanksgiving -- full of family, food, and lots of fun!

It's another Thanksgiving at Grandma's. Gavin expects a long day of boredom and being pestered by distantly related toddlers, but his cousin Rhonda has a different idea: make a break for it -- out of the kids' room to the swing set in the backyard! Gavin isn't so sure, especially when they encounter vicious guard dogs (in homemade sweaters), a hallway full of overly affectionate aunts, and worse yet, the great wall of butts! Will they manage to avoid the obstacles and find some fun before turkey time? Or will they be captured before they've had a taste of freedom?


Author Notes

Mark Fearing is the author-illustrator of the graphic novel Earthling! and has illustrated several award-winning picture books. The inspiration for The Great Thanksgiving Escape, the first picture book he has both written and illustrated, were memories of the unexpected, unplanned events at family gatherings--"the fun that was discovered, not mandated." Mark Fearing lives in Oregon.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Everybody needs a bad influence. For Gavin, bundled along to Grandma's house for another Thanksgiving, it's his cousin Rhonda. Sometimes, Rhonda says, you have to make your own fun. Bold, digitally touched pencil illustrations follow the characters through the gauntlet of holiday terrors, from pinching, snuggling aunts to the (allegedly) booby-trapped but so-wonderful-smelling food in the kitchen. Filled with humorous dialogue and with surefire read-aloud appeal, this will easily find an appreciative audience especially among those who are, like the characters, too old to play with the little kids and too young to play with the big kids.--Reagan, Maggie Copyright 2014 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Gavin is the picture of irritation after his parents dump him with a bunch of drooling, toy-munching toddlers while waiting for "turkey time" at Grandma's house. Luckily, he finds a partner in crime in cousin Rhonda, and they make their way past several holiday hazards in order to reach the outdoor swing set. Fearing revels in his portraits of cinematically exaggerated horrors like the "Hall of Aunts!" ("We'll be pinched and smothered for sure!" cries Rhonda) and a basement full of teenage "zombies" staring at their digital devices. Rhonda's advice to Gavin-"Sometimes you have to make your own fun"-will serve readers well on Thanksgiving Day or any time of year. Ages 5-8. Agent: Sean McCarthy, Sean McCarthy Literary Agency. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-The perils of a family get-together are drolly told from a child's point of view. While waiting for "turkey time," Gavin's parents tell him to play with the rest of the kids. Surrounded by drooling, stinky babies, he and his co-conspirator, cousin Rhonda, decide to make a break for it and head to the swing set in the backyard. They stealthily plot their escape and crawl along the floor under the cover of winter coats. Obstacles are faced at every turn, including smooches and snuggles from the "HALL OF AUNTS!" Playing with perspective, Fearing's digitally created cartoons show long lines of pantyhosed legs and an aerial shot of outstretched manicured hands reaching for a hug. Funny play-by-play running commentary describes the action as it unfolds. After a dark basement encounter with teenage video game-playing "ZOMBIES," the two young cousins finally make it to the back door. With wide, toothy grins, they gleefully play outside (despite a sudden downpour), exemplifying their credo, "sometimes you have to make your own fun." Expect requests for second helpings of this holiday treat.-Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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