Thursday, November 19, 2009

T'was the Night Before Thanksgiving


With bright quirky drawings and expression filled turkeys this book looks pretty cute. The tale is told in a copy of "T'was the Night Before Christmas" but tells a very much different tale.


A group of children go on a class trip to a local farm where they meet a group of turkeys. They love and cuddle the turkeys and become quick friends with the feathered creatures until they discover that the turkeys are to be killed for Thanksgiving.

Quickly the children 'save' the turkeys and bring them home to have as guests for Thanksgiving while all of their meals become vegetarian ones.

The story is quirky and cute and to be honest I wondered where the story was going to go when these children met these turkeys. I mean, it's Thanksgiving, we all know what the main course tends to be. But I also feel that the story kind of forced a horrible view towards people who do eat turkey on Thanksgiving.

This would be a great book for a family that eats meat free come the holidays but I'm not quite sure it's something I'd want to introduce to a group of kids who are just about to eat the bird that they just read about saving.

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