Duck for Turkey Day
Jacqueline Jules, , illus. by Kathryn Mitter. . Albert Whitman, $16.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-8075-1734-5
Before Thanksgiving, Tuyet's class makes turkeys out of pinecones and sings turkey songs. So she is dismayed to learn that her family will be eating duck for their holiday dinner. She breaks out her own money, but there is no turkey to buy at the Saigon Supermarket. Although Tuyet has fun on Thanksgiving, she is nervous about telling her class that she didn't eat turkey—until many classmates reveal that their families dined on dishes like lamb, enchiladas and tofu turkey. A lighthearted reminder about multicultural traditions during the holidays. Ages 6–8.
Reviewed on: 09/21/2009