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‘The Best Thanksgiving Ever!’ Book Review

'The Best Thanksgiving Ever!' Book Review

“It’s late in November, the blue sky is clear, and Thanksgiving Day is finally here,” begins The Best Thanksgiving Ever! by Teddy Slater with illustrations by Ethan Long. Thanksgiving ranks among my top three favorite holidays (preceded by Christmas and Halloween). My daughter also likes Thanksgiving, especially the turkey, so she immediately took a shine to this holiday book.

Although recommended for readers in preschool through third grade, my two-year-old toddler daughter loves The Best Thanksgiving Ever! Written in a rhymed verse, the book tells the tale of a turkey family who have decided to host the Thanksgiving feast this year. My daughter loves listening to the rhymes read out loud. Plus the ending offers a fun little surprise for younger readers who are wondering why turkeys are hosting Thanksgiving dinner, a meal usually served with a centerpiece of turkey.

In addition to the fun story, The Best Thanksgiving Ever! also features fun illustrations that bring the story to life. My daughter loves pointing out the turkeys on every page. The pictures are bright and colorful and a bit comical. From the youngest to the oldest, readers of every age can enjoy the illustrations in this book.

Cover of The Best Thanksgiving Ever! Inside Pages of The Best Thanksgiving Ever!

Final Verdict: The Best Thanksgiving Ever! by Teddy Slater with illustrations by Ethan Long is a must-read book this Thanksgiving season. The holiday book offers a fun, new take on the traditional Thanksgiving feast as a family of turkeys prepares the meal. The story features a rhymed verse that is fun to read aloud and bright, colorful illustrations that bring the text to life. My daughter and I give The Best Thanksgiving Ever! four enthusiastic thumbs up.

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‘The Best Thanksgiving Ever!’ Book Review © 2014 Heather Johnson
Cover of The Best Thanksgiving Ever! © 2014 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of The Best Thanksgiving Ever! © 2014 Heather Johnson

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