cover image Don't Eat Too Much Turkey!

Don't Eat Too Much Turkey!

Miriam Cohen. Greenwillow Books, $16.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-688-07141-7

The most recent book in Cohen's tales of a first-grade class finds the children preparing for Thanksgiving vacation. All the excitement of the holiday amplifies the usual bids for attention in the classroom. But before the day is over, the children once more become a cohesive group, and hurt feelings are sootheduntil the next dilemma. Cohen again successfully portrays a busy classroom, where pleasures and problems overlap in a steady stream of activity. Her children are believableif somewhat wiseas they resolve their differences. Hoban's colorful illustrations capture their expressions of innocence and sincerity. Ages 5-8. (August)