When I put this book out in my Thanksgiving box, my students aren't immediately drawn to it, but once I read it out loud it becomes a hot commodity! In fact, my copy is getting a little worn down. I may have to spring for a replacement hard cover!
Mrs. Moose is quite sad that they are the only ones without a turkey at their Thanksgiving table, so her heroic Mr. Moose sets out to find her one. Mr. Moose's invitation to the poor bird is quite sincere, but it sounds rather suspect. The children love to guess at a double meaning behind Moose's words, but it turns out Turkey is quite safe at this dinner.
This book is so fun to read aloud! Mr. Moose has some great lines about his intentions for the fearful fowl. When I add emphasis to some key words, little eyes get wide and I hear all sorts of murmurs. Eve Bunting does a great job pacing the joke so you don't get the "punchline" until the very end of the story.
Not only is it a funny book, but a beautifully worded one, as well. Ms. Bunting crafts the setting of a chilly November setting without being wordy. It's a perfect blend of description and action!