Thursday, November 08, 2007
Quick Chick Picks: Thanksgiving
Let's face it: Thanksgiving can be stressful for a chick. Not only must you dine WITH your fowl relations, but you must dine UPON one as well. And if that's not enough to unglue you, there's the dreaded "day after" when you can't help but gaze upon your tail feather region and contemplate the wicked 1:1 ratio of stuffing consumed to the stuffing now heaped in your trunk.
Here in the coop we have two coping mechanisms to deal with Turkey Trouble:
1. Skip town and head to Vegas; or
2. Laugh your way through it (nervous laughter is better than no laughter at all).
Herewith, some book recommendations to help you with that last part:
Turk and Runt: A Thanksgiving Comedy, by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Frank Ansley, Atheneum, ISBN 978-0689847615. Young Runt hatches a grade-A plan to save his feather-brained sibling from the carving knife.
The Ugly Pumpkin, by Dave Horowitz, Putnam, ISBN 0399242678. An ugly duckling story with a hilarious twist and a perfect Thanksgiving message.
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie, by Alison Jackson, illustrated by Judith Byron Schachner, Dutton, ISBN 978-0525456452. A cautionary tale for the overly ambitious eaters among us.
'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving, by Dav Pilkey, Scholastic, ISBN 978-0531059050. Classic Dav Pilkey. Need we say more?
Run, Turkey, Run!, by Diane Mayr, illustrated by Laura Rader, Walker Books, ISBN 978-0802796301. A fun read-aloud with a happy, grilled-cheese sandwich ending sure to please vegetarians and turkey lovers alike!