The latest addition to Cohen and Hoban's admirable series of stories about a first-grade class centers on the day before Thanksgiving vacation. Hoban focuses on the aspects of Thanksgiving that are significant to children: four days off from school and anticipation of a big family dinner. As is typical the day before a holiday, the classroom is tense and the children are excited. Volatile Anna Maria tries to bully her classmates into participating in a play she's written. When they reject her, the teacher steers their energies into creating a life-size turkey costume. Anna Maria manages to be the first person to wear the costume; but when she gracefully yields the turkey to a classmate, the rest of the kids include her in their activities. The strength of this series is in its calm presentation of ""a day in the life"" of a first-grade class; Don't Eat Too Much Turkey! is a good addition.