Wendi J. Silvano, , illus. by Lee Harper. . Marshall Cavendish, $15.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-7614-5529-5
Here are some Thanksgiving books for readers of all appetites.
Turkey is in trouble—it's close to Thanksgiving and Farmer Jake is looking for him. But he has a plan: “What if he didn't look like a turkey? What if he looked like a horse?” And wearing a saddle and with a horse brush tied to the back of his head, he looks “just like a horse... almost.” His subsequent farm animal disguises (as a cow, pig and sheep, among others) are equally ineffective, and Silvano goes with a goofy gag for Turkey's final, successful costume: a pizza delivery man. With an autumnal palette of bright watercolors, Harper creates an exaggerated and emotive barnyard cast. Ages 4–8.
Reviewed on: 09/21/2009