Thanksgiving at the Tappletons' by Eileen Spinelli

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You're invited! Join the Tappletons, the nicest bunch of wolves ever, for a very special Thanksgiving meal.

Everyone has a job to do. Mrs. Tappleton is making the turkey. Mr. Tappleton is buying the pies. Kenny is in charge of the salad. Jenny is mashing the potatoes.

It seems like everything is going smoothly.

But be prepared for a big surprise when the rest of the family starts to arrive for Thanksgiving at the Tappletons'!

 

About Eileen Spinelli

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Eileen Spinelli has written more than forty books for young readers, including Thanksgiving at the Tappletons', Hug a Bug, The Dancing Pancake, and Silly Tilly. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and fellow writer, Jerry. Megan Lloyd has illustrated more than forty books for children, including The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams, Thanksgiving at the Tappletons' by Eileen Spinelli, and The Mixed-Up Rooster by Pamela Duncan Edwards. She lives with her husband on a farm in Pennsylvania, where she raises sheep, chickens, and cows. Some of the rabbits from her vegetable garden have even been kind enough to allow Ms. Lloyd to sketch them as models for this book.
 
Published October 1, 1992 by Harpercollins Juvenile Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Hailing from a frenetic family akin to the stars of Spinelli's Thanksgiving at the Tappletons' (noted below), a girl narrator despairs of her relatives' ineptitude as she contrasts her holiday table with that of Abigail Archer: "Their turkey is plump and golden./ Their napkins are made of lace."

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The illustrations present an all-animal cast (who bear a slight resemblance to Ashley Wolff's furry critters), with the Tappleton clan starring as wolves determined to make the most of it when their roast turkey goes missing.

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