Title: 'Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving
Author: Dav Pilkey
Published: Oct. 1, 2004
Publisher: Scholastic Books
Genre: Children ages 3 on up
Review: Library book
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
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!
A read this book in her library class so I checked it out and figured K would enjoy this story as much as she did. K thought it was really funny how the kids smuggled the turkeys out and the farmer didn't notice. Though he did say that he loves turkey so he isn't sure if he would bring them home as friends.
If you like story 'Twas the Night before Christmas than you will like this take on 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving and what happens when a group of children go on a field trip to a turkey farm.
There is plenty of rhyming and the pictures go great with the story being told, so kids I believe will really enjoy this story and will laugh by the end of it.
David "Dav" Pilkey (b. March 4, 1966), is a popular children's author and artist. Pilkey is best known as the author and illustrator of the Captain Underpants book series. He lives near Seattle, Washington with his wife, Sayuri.