Reviews for Turkey Pox


Horn Book Guide Reviews 1997
When a case of the chicken pox prevents Charity and her family from going to Nana's house on Thanksgiving, Nana brings the turkey to them with the help of four snowplow drivers -- all of whom had the disease when they were little. Cheerful illustrations and a fast pace keep the reader turning the pages. Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews

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School Library Journal Reviews 1996 October
K-Gr 3 Charity's family is rushing around cooking, cleaning, and packing for the annual trek to grandma's house for Thanksgiving dinner. It isn't until her brother Fred sings a song en route about Charity and her spots that her parents stop what they are doing long enough to realize that the child has the chicken pox. The car turns around, heads home, and Thanksgiving, for Charity, is ruined. With the help of some hungry snow plowers, though, Grandma is able to surprise Charity and her family by coming to them with all of the typical Thanksgiving trimmings, complete with a surprise addition bound to get a smile from any child who has had the chicken pox. Watercolor and marker illustrations dominate each page with a profusion of color that almost makes a rainbow seem dull. Donohue mixes patterns and geometric shapes well; checks, stripes, and floral motifs all blend harmoniously on any given page. Turkey Pox serves as both an unusual holiday story and as a rousing complement to other pox books such as Marc Brown's Arthur's Chicken Pox (Little, 1994). Lisa Marie Gangemi, Sousa Elementary School, Port Washington, NY Copyright 1998 School Library Journal Reviews

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