Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
The Perfect Thanksgiving

The Perfect Thanksgiving

Eileen Spinelli; illustrated by JoAnn Adinolfi

Square Fish


Trade Paperback

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.


Praise for The Perfect Thanksgiving

“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

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About the author

Eileen Spinelli; illustrated by JoAnn Adinolfi

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.

Eileen Spinelli

JoAnn Adinolfi

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