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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. Can he convince his older brother that a stuffed turkey doesn't have to be the centerpiece of their dinner? Meanwhile, the turkey is

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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 18th 2005 by Dial
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Mariah
Nov 14, 2017 rated it liked it
"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. Can he convince his older brother that a stuffed turkey doesn't have to be the centerpiece of their dinner? Meanwhile, the turkey is doing his hilarious best to escape becoming the main course!"
Rebecca
May 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
Why not try something different for Thanksgiving dinner? These pilgrims do just that when the turkey keeps averting their catch.
Liz
Sep 06, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Ages 3 and up
Shelves: picturebooks
A perfect Thanksgiving book with a fun rhyming refrain and an unexpected twist.
Donna Mork
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cute book about Thanksgiving. Love that I know the author personally!!!
Lauren
Dec 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: skylar
Cute book about a turkey who gets away and the brother who helps him. They get something else to bring to eat instead of a turkey!!
Erin Hansen
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
I wanted too look into some holiday books for different grades to find some I may want to share with my class. I think this is a cute Thanksgiving book for primary aged kids. It would be a fun book to read aloud to the class, however, if children were to read it on their own some of the words may be more intermediate level, towards 3rd or 4th grade. In this book two pilgrim brothers are looking for a turkey to bring home to either parents for Thanksgiving dinner. However, they realized they didn ...more
Heather
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jodie
Nov 10, 2012 rated it liked it
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.
Sharon
Nov 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Venice
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read this book to one of the elementary schools i visit. and the kids (kindergarten) enjoyed this book.
i must admit i really like the song the two pilgrim brothers sing as they are going to hunt a TURKEY for Thanksgiving Dinner.
L
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was ok
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.
Laura
Nov 05, 2014 rated it liked it
a longer worded book. cute. would be good as a read-aloud unless you're afraid of singing. ;)
Dana Johnson
Dec 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Perfect book for thanksgiving time. Cute story.
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Nov 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Like how they saved the turkey and had pumpkin pie instead!
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