- By Dav Pilkey

'Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving

  • Title: 'Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving
  • Author: Dav Pilkey
  • ISBN: 9780439669375
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback
  • Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving Let the Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child s experience laugh with them learn with them read with them Twelve classic best selling titles are available now Category Holid

    Let the Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child s experience laugh with them, learn with them, read with them Twelve classic, best selling titles are available now.Category HolidayThe incomparable Dav Pilkey adapts Clement Moore s classic Christmas poem to tell his wacky Thanksgiving tale The day before Thanksgiving, eight boys and girlLet the Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child s experience laugh with them, learn with them, read with them Twelve classic, best selling titles are available now.Category HolidayThe incomparable Dav Pilkey adapts Clement Moore s classic Christmas poem to tell his wacky Thanksgiving tale The day before Thanksgiving, eight boys and girls take a field trip to a turkey farm They have fun playing with eight exuberant turkeys but are shocked to learn that Farmer Mack Nuggett plans to kill all the turkeys for Thanksgiving dinners So the children decide to smuggle all the turkeys home, and all their Thanksgiving dinners become vegetarian this year The turkeys lives are saved

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    1. Dav Pilkey, of Captain Underpants fame, has written this story poem so that it reads like and reminds readers of Clement Clarke Moore's The Night Before Christmas, This is one of his early books, his third book published.This is a funny and heartfelt story of 8 children saving 8 turkeys, all ending up guests at their family’s apparently vegan Thanksgiving dinners. I appreciated that the kids were a multicultural bunch.The poem has some hiccups but it’s still fun and enjoyable to read aloud. [...]

    2. “Usually, turkeys don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. They’d rather forget about it. And they’d rather we forgot, too.This tall-tailed tall tale tells how eight school children on a field trip, their teacher, a turkey farmer named Mack Nugget and gobblers Ollie, Stanley, Larry, Moe, Wally, Beaver, Shemp, and Groucho share in a Thanksgiving all can remember vividly.”I thought this was a really cute read. I liked the dedication quote from Vincent Van Gogh: “And what is done with love is well [...]

    3. This is a humorous tale about Thanksgiving, following the rhythm of the classic poem The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore. The narrative has a bit of an animal rights theme, with the children being aghast that the turkeys at the farm were going to be killed and eaten. The narrative is entertaining to read aloud and the illustrations are cartoonish and colorful. I had no idea that Dav Pilkey had written a book like this, but our youngest said that her teachers had read it to her sev [...]

    4. Don't read this book if you're planning on eating turkey for Thanksgiving! Our crazy ex-children's librarian used to read this every year and I'm surprised there aren't more traumatized kids running around our town come November. lol

    5. A clever tale written by Dan Pilkey (author and illustrator of Captain Underpants). Warning / this is a way to put your children off eating their turkey for thanksgiving! Nice illustrations and clever words!

    6. A wonderfully hilarious tale of school children who take a field trip to a turkey farm. They're having great fun when one child notices the ax. When asked what it was for the farmer explained. The horrified children begin to cry. As the farmer runs to get water to calm everyone down, the barnyard becomes strangely quiet. When he returns from the well the children are suspiciously fatter. It's not until the children have left that he finally realizes that all the turkey's are gone.Thanksgiving di [...]

    7. Well done twist on the Christmas classic for the Thanksgiving holiday. My boys, ages 9 and 10, thought the story was hilarious. The part about what the farmer was going to do to the turkey's in the evening caught me off guard but I think it was done in fun. I didn't love the illustrations as I thought they were a bit messy but overall a fun read.

    8. On a trip to the library when I only had one baby, we picked up a bunch of holiday books. After reading a handful, I was feeling dumbfounded at the myriad of idiot books that had somehow been published. Then I read this little gem and all was well in the world again! My dad gave me a signed copy for Christmas that year because I'd fallen so in love with it.

    9. What a heart warming book about a class of students with big hearts. When they visit a turkey farm during a class field trip and learn what will happen to the turkeys on Thanksgiving they come up with a sneaky plan. This book teaches students to have big hearts and consider the feels of all living life forms, including turkeys on Thanksgiving.

    10. It's a cute parody on, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. However, when they say the girl found the axe and the farmer told her what it was for, I found this a little startling. I'm not sure I would read this to lower elementary b/c I wouldn't want to answer their questions.

    11. Children go on a field trip to a turkey farm and after playing and laughing they learn that the turkeys won't live to see tomorrow. So they carry out a plan to save the turkeys! Fun rhymes and descriptive words in the classic rhythm of Twas the Night Before Christmas.

    12. 11/17/2017 ** I especially enjoyed the inside jokes for adults: illustrations paying homage to American Gothic and Van Gogh; a line reminiscent of Charlotte's Web; the turkeys' names, etc.My primary students loved loved talking about the farmer and the children's heist.

    13. This is one of my favorite all-time books for reading to kids- it is humorous and hysterical and I can read it over and over and not get bored. So fun to gift to kids as well. A great book!

    14. A funny version of the timeless Christmas poem just be prepared that in this story the turkeys don't get eaten on Thanksgiving!For the sweet and sentimental version, follow this link: /review/showAges: 3 - 6#thanksgiving

    15. A neat take from The Night Before Christmas. It's a funny story about the day before Thanksgiving and school children going to a turkey farm.

    16. When I got this book and looked close at the cover, I wasn’t excited to read it because of the illustrations. The drawings ruin it. When you don’t like the illustrations, it takes away from the story. I was pleasantly surprised by the rhymes. I thought the book itself wouldn’t be good, based on the drawings, but that wasn’t the case. The buses are flying off the road! I didn’t like the dramatics of it, because buses wouldn’t do that, and you certainly wouldn’t be driving that way w [...]

    17. ’Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving is all kinds of awesome, and every humane household should get a copy for their holiday favorites.The story-poem is based up that universal chestnut, ’Twas the Night Before Christmas. However, instead of Santa Claus and reindeer this story focuses upon a school bus full of children and their pre-Thanksgiving field trip to visit Farmer Mack Nugget (uh-oh) and his flock of turkeys (double uh-oh). When the farmer announces his plan for the birds come Thanksgi [...]

    18. This fiction story is about a group of children who go on a field trip to a turkey farm. They meet a farmer by the name of Mack Nuggett and the turkeys too (ex. Ollie, Stanley, Larry, Moe, Wally, Beaver, Shemp, and Groucho.) Later on, the children see the farmer has an ax and they ask him what it's for. When the farmer told them, they children got worried. The teacher and Farmer Mack Nuggett left to get some water from a well to calm the children down. The children than wonder about the turkeys [...]

    19. What books on your shelf would you bring down and push on people assuming they haven't read them and are totally missing out? This is definitely one of them in our house. This book is perfection. Funny story. Witty. Creative. A bit of dark humor. Amazing illustrations.As alluded to in the title, the story is told in the same poetic style as Twas the Night Before Christmas. But this story is about a school trip to a farm owned by a delightful farmer Mack Nugget - who "was dressed all in denim fro [...]

    20. A very cute story using the Christmas classic story. "'Twas the day before Thanksgiving and all through the trees, the fall leaves were spinning aloft in the breeze. Eight children had boarded their school bus with grins in hopes that a field trip soon would begin. They sang as they rode through autumn terrains, while visions of drumsticks danced in their brains. O'er rivers, through woods, with winding and weaves, their school bus sailed on through the new-fallen leaves. When out on the road th [...]

    21. Before every holiday I peruse the holiday children's book selection and pick one or two out to read to my cousin's kids. I found this book and I fell in love with the colorful images that perfectly flow across the pages, to accompany the creatively written text that marches along to the same rythm as the original 'twas the night before christmas'! Short story even shorter- Kids take a field trip in a school bus to visit a turkey farm on Thanksgiving Eve. After befriending the turkeys the Childre [...]

    22. A fun, light-hearted Thanksgiving book most kids will love, though beware it might make some refuse the main course on Thanksgiving Day (but a great book for vegans!).It obviously mimics the classic "Night Before Christmas" poem by Clement Moore, about a field trip to a farm where the students bond with the turkeys there, then upon realize they are intended for the dinner table, rescue them by smuggling them under their clothes. Very cute & fun to read aloud. My co-worker read it for our Tha [...]

    23. kachildrensbookreviewsspoA read this book in her library class so I checked it out and figured K would enjoy this story as much as she did. K thought it was really funny how the kids smuggled the turkeys out and the farmer didn't notice. Though he did say that he loves turkey so he isn't sure if he would bring them home as friends. If you like story 'Twas the Night before Christmas than you will like this take on 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving and what happens when a group of children go on [...]

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