The Perfect Thanksgiving by Eileen SpinelliThe Perfect Thanksgiving by Eileen Spinelli

The Perfect Thanksgiving

byEileen SpinelliIllustratorJoann Adinolfi

Paperback | October 2, 2007

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Enter two families who couldn't be more opposite. Family one seems just perfect-with a plump golden turkey, gorgeous whipped cream swirls atop their pie, and lace napkins on the table. Family two, on the other hand, seems far from it! The turkey burns, the Jell-O wiggles and jiggles right to the floor, and Dad's shirt serves as napkin. What could these two very different families possibly have in common? Full of whimsy, good spirit, and certainly familial love, this laugh-aloud picture book is sure to add spice to any Thanksgiving feast.

Eileen Spinelli lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, author Jerry Spinelli. As a little girl, she knew it was autumn when the family piled into her dad's old Chevy and drove off to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, for apples. Eileen Spinelli is the author of over thirty children's books.
Title:The Perfect ThanksgivingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11.09 × 6.86 × 0.14 inPublished:October 2, 2007Publisher:Square FishLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312375050

ISBN - 13:9780312375058

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thanksgiving I really like this one, and often share it with different classes at Thanksgiving. The story is written from the imperfect family's perspective at Thanksgiving. Funny, with a great message!
Date published: 2017-02-22

Editorial Reviews

"The jovial celebration of a national feast day highlights the common thread of loving kinship present in both households." -Kirkus Reviews"Colorfully clothed characters, vibrant backgrounds, and almost touchable textures make each page fresh and appealing." -School Library Journal"Humorous illustrations . . . It's nice to see a book willing to tackle the cultural whammy of the 'perfect' holiday." -San Francisco Chronicle"This could be a great read-aloud book, with its humor and its bumptious illustrations, which use to great effect many of the techniques children learn in art class." -The New York Times Book Review"Chock full of colorful details. Author Eileen Spinelli paints a comical picture of a little girl's chaotic family." -Associated Press"This Thanksgiving, for a rhyming good time of a read, pick up this "perfect" fit that's now out in paperback!" -Oregon Family