Author-Wendi J. Silvano,
Illustrator-Lee Harper, Illustrator
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Themes: animals, holidays, Thanksgiving
What do you do when it’s Thanksgiving, and you are sure to end up as the main course? Do you resign to your fate, or do you fight till the end? Unquestionably, Turkey belongs to the latter category. Her ingenious, never-say-die attitude (pun intended) jostles her to try disguises one after the other. Decked with a saddle and a horse brush, she longs to be passed off as a horse. Of course, Harper Lee, as an illustrator, ensures she looks nothing like it. Several wacky farm animal disguises follow.
Later, with her head squeezed into a tight red glove (she is impersonating a rooster), Turkey realizes the need to go back to the drawing board.
Hilarity ensues. However, a panicking, horrified Turkey thinks on her feet and comes up with a masterstroke.
Silvano weaves a laugh-riot, and Harper lee knocks it out of the park with his striking, lifelike illustrations. The expressions on Turkey’s face speak volumes and are a heady combination for Silvano’s words.
A fun book that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Adults would appreciate the satire and irony of the whole situation.
If nothing else, I can guarantee a giggle fest!