Over the River: A Turkey's Tale,based on the song by Lydia Maria Child, illustrated by Derek Anderson
In this fun book, Derek Anderson illustrates the story of a turkey family off to visit the grandparents house, to the text of the song "Over the River and Through the Woods" by Lydia Maria Child. While the text tells a story in itself, the illustrations provide a completely different version while offering much life and humor into the overall story.
What I Thought: In honor of Thanksgiving, what could be better than a fun Turkey Day Book?
This book is absolutely adorable. It is nearly impossible to read this book (aloud or silently) without singing the song! It is great fun to follow the turkey's journey to their grandma's house and watch them overcome all of the obstacles they face. (It's hard being a turkey on Thanksgiving Day!) The illustrations are bold and colorful cartoons, with wonderful facial expressions.
I highly recommend this book, especially today, on Thanksgiving!
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