Aylea Stephens


Dependable, Preschool, Primary, Eileen Spinelli, Maryann Cocca-Laffler, Thanksgiving, Prayers, Accidents, Picture Book, Humor, Family

Document Type

Book Review


Thanksgiving is always a big day for the Tappletons, but this year everything seems to be going terribly wrong. First the Thanksgiving turkey slides out the door, into the street, and finally into the pond. When Mr. Tappleton goes to buy the pies there are completely sold out. Their son Kenny had fed all of the vegetables for the salad to the rabbits in Mr. Butterworth’s class the day before. Jenny doesn’t put the blender lid on all the way, and mashed potatoes go flying everywhere. No one has the heart to tell the others what happened, so when it comes time for dinner they all have to confess what happened to their Thanksgiving dinner. Still, they realize that Thanksgiving is about more than the traditional food they eat and they have a great Thanksgiving dinner together anyway.