Post by sparklymouse on Oct 31, 2009 15:10:52 GMT -5
I should save my critique of this one for Thanksgiving, but I just read it and don't want to wait a month. This was not one of the better Thanksgiving books.
Karen's class won a live turkey as the grand prize for an essay contest. How is a live turkey a good prize for anybody? Instead of refusing the gift, Ms. Colman allowed the thing to be delivered to the school where it was supposed to just hang out until they could find it a home. Then the principal was like "Um, no. The turkey is loud and obnoxious and totally distracting all the students. It can't live on the playground while they go out and have recess and cause it to drop dead from a heart attack." Smart principal. Ms. Colman still thought it was a good idea to bring the LIVE turkey on stage with the class while they did their part in the school Thanksgiving program that took place in a gymnasium full of loud, scary little kids. Something was not right with Ms. Colman's brain in this book.
I have to admit, when I heard that the prize was a live turkey...I just couldn't wrap my brain around that being a prize for a bunch of kids. How is a live wild turkey a good prize for a group of seven year olds?
I think the name Gobble Gobble would have been better for the turkey instead of Archie ;D. I felt bad for Merry when Karen was giving her the silent treatment because she forgot to close Archie's cage. It's weird that the gift was a live turkey. Why not just give the class a cooked turkey instead? I'm sure that would have been of more use to the class.
Post by virgoscorpio on Nov 16, 2011 17:50:13 GMT -5
Yeah, I thought Marry's introduction was a bit odd. Especially since there are already SO MANY people at the Big House, maybe they wanted to add another Little House character to even things up a bit? haha.
"It is important to be on time for any job, even if you are working for a witch." ~ Karen Brewer