THE VERY STUFFED TURKEY by Katharine Kenah

THE VERY STUFFED TURKEY

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Age Range: 3 - 5
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Turkey loves to eat, and he loves his barnyard friends…but how many Thanksgiving dinners can one turkey eat?

“Pig, Horse, Goat and Sheep, Cow, and Mouse had each invited him to Thanksgiving dinner at their homes.” When Turkey thinks of all that good cooking, he’s sure he can handle five dinners. After stomach-stretching exercises, he heads to Pig’s for a yummy stew (worms included). He clears his plate and thinks it’s wonderful to feel a part of the family. After a nosh at Horse’s, Turkey has that same wonderful feeling playing race with the family. On to Goat and Sheep’s, Cow’s, and Mouse’s, where again he feels wonderfully at home (though his vest gets tighter and tighter). During the Mouse family parade, Turkey sees all his friends come out to watch; he’s so surprised and stuffed, Turkey topples over. He thinks it was worth it to spend time with all his friends…but next year, he decides he’ll just host them all at his house. Kenah’s holiday turkey tale of friendship and food will make animal lovers and vegetarians smile. Turkey, who looks both a little platypuslike and a little chickenesque in Talib’s textured cartoon illustrations, obviously enjoys all the company as much as he does stuffing his beak.

A nice respite from tales of Pilgrims and of turkeys hiding from farmers. (Picture book. 3-5)

Pub Date: Aug. 25th, 2015
ISBN: 978-0-545-76109-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Cartwheel/Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 2015




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