• Title: Turkey Monster Thanksgiving
  • Author: Anne Warren Smith
  • ISBN: 9780807581261
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Paperback
  • Turkey Monster Thanksgiving This year instead of celebrating Thanksgiving in the family s traditional way by eating pizza in their pajamas nine year old Katie wants to create the perfect holiday and be just like a real family
    This year, instead of celebrating Thanksgiving in the family s traditional way by eating pizza in their pajamas, nine year old Katie wants to create the perfect holiday and be just like a real family But by Thanksgiving Day, Katie has invited guests Dad didn t expect, festooned the house with what may be poison oak, and set the sweet potatoes on fire Ultimately everyonThis year, instead of celebrating Thanksgiving in the family s traditional way by eating pizza in their pajamas, nine year old Katie wants to create the perfect holiday and be just like a real family But by Thanksgiving Day, Katie has invited guests Dad didn t expect, festooned the house with what may be poison oak, and set the sweet potatoes on fire Ultimately everyone sits down to a most unusual dinner one that succeeds because it comes from the heart.

    One Reply to “Turkey Monster Thanksgiving”

    1. At first Katie was fine with her father's plan for this year Thanksgiving. Instead of turkey for dinner, they were about to choose pizza. In that day, they would wear pajamas till noon, eat popcorn and watch football. She did not mind at all. She believed what her father said. Everything would be fine even if they did not celebrate that national holiday like another family. Since her mother left home, Katie could fully understand this year they were going to have a different year.It was two week [...]

    2. Katie and her neighbor Claire both live with their single fathers. Claire’s mother died and Katie’s parents divorced and her mom moved to Nashville to attempt to become a country music star. The difference between the two households is that Claire’s is more organized, while Katie’s is more laid-back. No one picked up the toys on the steps or washed the breakfast dishes? No big deal. Katie also has a three-year-old brother, while Claire seems to be an only child, and Claire has a type A p [...]

    3. Thanksgiving is coming, and Katie Jordan is worried. Her neighbor, Claire, whose mother passed away, has informed Katie, whose own mother is a traveling country singer, that girls without mothers are pitied when they don't have "normal" holiday celebrations. Claire's dad is having 40 people over and decorating the house and the porch will all kinds of fancy things. Katie's dad, on the other hand, has a work deadline on the day before the holiday, and he wants to stay in pajamas and eat pizza for [...]

    4. This was the first book i got sent to me by the author and her publishing company. When i received it, i was so excited!! I was expecting this book to be sososososo good.d it fulfilled my hopes to the max!!! It's about a girl named Katie, who no longer has a mom. Her mom and dad got divorced about a year ago. She now lives with her dad and three year old brother, Tyler, while her mom is trying to become a famous country artist. With her "so-called friend" Claire always buzzing in her ear about h [...]

    5. Subgroup: single-parent familiesGenre: FictionTopics: Thanksgiving, single-parent families, family lifeSynopsis: This children's novel is about a single-parent family ran by a father after the mother left to sing in Nashville. Katie's classmate, Claire, has a single-parent family as well and wants to create the "magazine-perfect" Thanksgiving this year. Katie becomes embarrassed of her messy family and their tradition of lounging in their pajamas eating pizza and decides to create a perfect Than [...]

    6. I love the message that every family is a "real family" regardless of who is missing from the "traditional" family structure. The fact that it is a single dad who is in the home while the mother is not is a very welcome part of it. I know many men who are single dads. It is refreshing to see them get a nod. I think it is also reaffirming to the children who are being raised by single dads to see one portrayed in a holiday book. I loved how both the fathers who were in the book were written of in [...]

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