Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Its Not About You Mrs. Turkey

“It’s Not About You, Mrs. Turkey” is a unique tool for parents, grandparents and teachers to share both the historical and religious background of the holiday with young readers. The fun and colorful illustrations give children the opportunity to see clothing styles of the past as they learn the importance of courage, sharing, friendship and giving thanks.

What I Like: I am always in favor of literature that points children away from commercialized holidays and teaches the true meaning of why we celebrate a holiday.  Author Soraya Coffelt has done exactly that in It's Not About You, Mrs. Turkey. In a loving and factual way, she lays out the true meaning of Thanksgiving and Christianity's significance.

Illustrator Tea Soroya did a great job showing the emotions of human characters and foul.

What I Dislike: The vocabulary may be too advanced for 5 and 6-year-olds to comprehend. The story is about the true meaning of Thanksgiving so I think a cover depicting solely a confused turkey detracts from the actual message of the book.

Overall Rating: Good.

Age Appeal: 5-10 Years.

Publisher Info: Morgan James Publishing, 2015; ISBN: 978-1630476366; Paperback, 32 pgs., $8.99

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