Submitted by Ms. Carol!
Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey is a story about Thanksgiving that is told in a way that resembles “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” It is a very cute story about eight children who go on a field trip to a turkey farm on the day before Thanksgiving. They arrive at the farm and meet Farmer Mack Nugget, who slightly resembles jolly old St. Nick. The children get to meet the turkeys, who actually have names. The children love the turkeys, and they hug them and play with them. Then they spot Farmer Mack Nugget’s ax by the door and ask him what it is for. The children are frantic when they are told that the turkeys are to be chopped up and roasted for Thanksgiving feasts. While Farmer Mack Nugget goes to fetch water to calm the children down, the children have a great idea. They each hide a turkey under their shirts and then they waddle back onto the bus. The next day they all have wonderful Thanksgivings with the turkeys as their guests. With the exception of Farmer Mack Nugget, everyone is happy, especially the turkeys. See this book listed in our catalog