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The Thanksgiving Surprise

3.41  ·  Rating Details  ·  70 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Originally Published as Turkey Surprise

It's Thanksgiving and two pilgrim brothers are hunting for a turkey to cook and gobble up for dinner. After all, the Thanksgiving meal always means turkey. Doesn't it? No matter what Father and Brother say, the little pilgrim is not so sure. . .
Paperback, 24 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Scholastic Inc. (first published August 18th 2005)
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Jun 01, 2008 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
Why not try something different for Thanksgiving dinner? These pilgrims do just that when the turkey keeps averting their catch.
Sep 06, 2007 Liz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ages 3 and up
Shelves: picturebooks
A perfect Thanksgiving book with a fun rhyming refrain and an unexpected twist.
My kind of pilgrims! At the end, they eat pumpkin pie instead of turkey. The story focuses on two brothers as they search for a turkey for dinner. Young readers will enjoy the silly chase but the story was a little bit to wordy.
a longer worded book. cute. would be good as a read-aloud unless you're afraid of singing. ;)
Jessica Baumgartner
this book is so much fun. My daughters love it and I love reading it to them.
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Sep 11, 2013 Heather rated it it was ok
This short story I thought was good book but I believe its more of a book to read at home. This a book to read around the holidays to children. Teachers could read this book in the classroom around Thanksgiving and have a fun activity to go with reading the book, like have a crafting table for children to make their own turkey and decorate how ever they like.
Nov 12, 2013 Sharon rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
I love the illustrations in this book for preschoolers. The turkey is hilarious as he looks for ways to hide from the pilgrim brothers. Does a Thanksgiving meal always mean turkey? The littlest pilgrim brother isn't so sure. A fun read for "turkey" lovers and vegetarians alike!
Nov 10, 2012 Jodie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though not intended to be a vegetarian book, this one could work as a vegetarian Thanksgiving tale. One of the characters doesn't really want turkey for thanksgiving, he would rather have pumpkin pie! The story had a nice repetative rhyme to it.
Nov 06, 2012 Savannah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Like how they saved the turkey and had pumpkin pie instead!
Dana Johnson
Dec 17, 2012 Dana Johnson rated it really liked it
Shelves: ed-310-1
Perfect book for thanksgiving time. Cute story.
Crazy Uncle Ryan
This was a pretty cute little book.
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I grew up in Gary, Indiana with one sister and two brothers. I liked to ride my bike, and play games with my older brother and the other kids who lived on our street. I also liked going to the beach on Lake Michigan in the summer, and ice skating in the winter. I liked reading all year long.

After high school, I went to nursing school and became a registered nurse. My first nursing job was as a Pe
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