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A Turkey for Thanksgiving (1991)

by Eve Bunting

Other authors: Diane De Groat (Illustrator)

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Mr. and Mrs. Moose try to invite a turkey to their Thanksgiving feast.

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Spoiler warning: This is a great choice for vegetarians. I'm going to make a whole booklist of Thanksgiving books where the turkey doesn't get eaten. ( )
  readingjag | Nov 29, 2021 |
When Mrs. Moose expresses a desire to have a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner in this humorous seasonal picture-book, Mr. Moose sets out to fulfill her wish, eventually joined by woodland friends like Rabbit, Mr. & Mrs Goat and Sheep. To Mr. Moose's surprise, when they find Turkey down by the riverside, that meleagrine figure takes off, leaving our hero to corral him, and make sure he shows up to dinner...

Young readers and listeners will immediately understand Turkey's motivation in A Turkey for Thanksgiving, and will most likely be amused by Mr. Moose's confusion. Turkey, of course, thinks that he will be the dinner, whereas the cervine couple who wish to have him, intend only to make him a guest at their table, rather than the main course. This sort of story, which allows the child in on a joke that the book characters do not understand, is often quite entertaining for young people, although I think very sensitive audiences might find it somewhat distressing as well. I also think that a story such as this might lead to a discussion about dietary customs and habits—meat-eating vs. vegetarianism, and so on–so adult readers might want to bear that in mind as well. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Nov 26, 2021 |
I would read around Thanksgiving time ( )
  meganjordan01 | Sep 11, 2019 |
This was a great book ! This book talked about two moose who were married. They were trying to have a Thanksgiving dinner but all they needed was a turkey. Mr. Moose and his guest went out to look for a turkey and the turkey ended up being a guess too. ( )
  Nasiya | Apr 14, 2019 |
This book can be read around Thanksgiving time as a transition book or to teach students about friendship. ( )
  darbyhunter1 | Oct 26, 2018 |
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Mr. and Mrs. Moose try to invite a turkey to their Thanksgiving feast.

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Mr. Moose sets out to find Mrs. Moose a turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner. But when he and his friends spot Turkey and call to him, he runs away. Why would he do that?

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