Each animal brings a dish to pass in the pop-up paperback Thanksgiving in the Barn by Nadine Bernard Westcott. Cow, for instance, contributes a pie made of hay: "She's whipping up cream that she spoons on with a plop!/ If we don't eat the bottom, we can at least eat the top." Turkey is the guest of honor—not the entrée—at this vegetarian-friendly feast. (S&S/Little Simon, $6.99 paper 12p ages 3-6 ISBN 0-689-85655-5; Oct.)

Rhymed "The House That Jack Built"—style stanzas stuff the board book pages of This Is Thanksgiving by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Deborah Zemke. From the "potato, mashed and white,/ and gravy made exactly right" to the "turkey, stuffed and brown,/ the finest turkey in the town," a plentiful banquet awaits the relatives pushing through the door. Zemke's warm, cheerful paintings culminate in a spread featuring two large flaps that lift to reveal the whole family coming together to give thanks. (Blue Apple [Chronicle, dist.], $8.95 14p ages 2-5 ISBN 1-59354-065-5; Nov.)