Friday, September 25, 2009

The Turkey’s Treat – Marie Sanderlin Metroke, Victor Guiza (Illus.)

©2009 Outskirts Press, Parker, CO

Marie Sanderlin Metroke has been writing children’s stories for three decades. And this short fun number shows why she keeps on doing it.

Bespectacled Jeffrey Watson can’t wait for Christmas. It means Christmas trees and turkey dinners. But a sudden onslaught of snow threatens his traditions. Even so, Mom and Dad and sister, Tammy, together with Jeff, jump into the car to get first a tree and then stop at the supermarket for some last minute groceries. That is when the chaos begins with Jeffrey and a prize turkey right in the middle of it.

The artwork and the Christmas sentiment are both magnificent in this little treasure. There are a few hiccups along the way if you are expecting to reach the suggested 9-12 year old target audience (such as using names like four-eyes to describe the hero of the story). Otherwise, this is a great story to get you in the mood for Christmas fun and Christmas dinner.

Four reading glasses.

Benjamin Potter September 25, 2009

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