Thursday, November 26, 2009
A Turkey for Thanksgiving, by Eve Bunting
One of my favorite Thanksgiving stories by Eve Bunting tells the story of Mr. and Mrs. Moose who are having a feast for the holidays and have invited all their friends. Everything is perfect as they look at the set table except one thing. They don't have a turkey for Thanksgiving. Mr. Moose sets out to solve the problem, promising to bring back a turkey for Mrs. Moose. As the story continues Mr. Moose goes to find a turkey and picks up all his friends along the way, Porcupine, Sheep, Mr. and Mrs. Goat. When they finally find turkey, he is terrified with fear, too fat to fly. Diane De Groat captures turkey's sentiments with humor and clarity.
The surprise ending for turkey will make you chuckle. When I read this in school to my K-5 class, they love this book. Even when they already know the ending. It bound to become a classic that will be read again and again.
What is your favorite Thanksgiving story? Do you remember a favorite from your childhood?