Don't be fooled by the title of this book: sure it's similar to the other, but it tells a very different story with a different feel. But that doesn't mean it's worse or bad, it's pretty good and children will probably love it. It will help them learn to read while telling a nice and interesting story about this important day,
'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving is written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey, and it's being sold on Amazon in two different versions: a paperback one, for just 5,94 dollars, or a most elegant version in hardcover, for of course a higher price, 16,20 dollars.
Let's not judge this book by its cover, however, and let's take a loook inside, at the story it tells.
The day before Thanksgving (yes, day, despite the title) eight kids are going to a field trip, and after a long and interesting travel they arrive at a small farm, owned by a guy named Mack Nugget (whose name sound somehow a play of words, maybe unintentionally) , who also have eight small turkeys, each of them with a proper name! They greet the children, and everyone smile and is happy, they make good friends.
But suddenly... a kid see a axe, and a kid ask what's that for. And the farmer give the most honest answer he could give: the turkey are gonna be chopped for the Thanksgiving dinners everywhere! Of course the children are shocked, and start crying.
The teacher and the farmer run to take some water to calm the children down, but when tey come back they see the children are already calm... and somehow fatter. It's hard to understand in text, but looking at the pictures make things clear: each children have hidden a turkey under their shirts, to save them! They go away with the bus, while the farmer look around for his turkey... without any hope of finding them.
Each of the children family will have a nice turkey as a guest next morning!
It's a very fun story, easy to read and easy to follow - expecially with the big ncie drawings. It's good to have a laugh at thanksgiving!
- Fun story
- A happy ending for the turkeys
- Adorable drawings
- A good lesson about caring
- The part when they talk about the turkeys getting killed might scare some children
- The children actually steals the turkeys, and this might be seen as bad
- Might leave a bad impression in kids about eating meat (this can be either a pro or a con, either if you are vegetarian or not)