Picture Book Review: A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting

Looking for your next read? Check out A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting, reviewed by Fulco Library staff, Kate L.

Thanksgiving has finally arrived, and Mr. and Mrs. Moose are busily setting the table for the scrumptious feast that they’ll share with friends. Except that, Mrs. Moose is a bit sad about not having a turkey for Thanksgiving. Everyone has a turkey! Her doting husband assures her that they will and sets out to find one for dinner.

On his way to find a turkey he meets up with his friends, Rabbit, the Goats, Sheep, and Porcupine who all offer to go with him on this expedition, except Porcupine, who is a bit slow and says he’ll join them on the way back.

The party finally reaches Turkey’s hideaway. The turkey tries to run away but is caught and taken back for Thanksgiving dinner. On the way Mr. Moose even apologizes to Turkey as he can see that he does not want to come. But a promise is a promise, and he promised his wife a turkey for Thanksgiving.

Turkey is understandably anxious and nervous, as everyone takes a seat at the table, until Mrs. Moose brings out a chair just for him. What he feared most will not be happening and Turkey is so relieved to be AT the table and not ON it.

A lovely story to read in preparation for the holiday season that’s about being with friends and family. Everyone will enjoy the plot twist and smile at the perfect ending.
Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble, Gobble!

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