One-Minute Book Reviews

November 8, 2008

A Thanksgiving Limerick for Children

Filed under: Children's Books — 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom @ 2:54 pm
Tags: , , , , , ,

Marsha Cutler’s Thanksgiving limerick “There Once Was a Turkey Named Gus” takes a light-hearted look a turkey trying to stay alive until December. It begins:
There once was a turkey named Gus.
Each November he’d raise a big fuss.

For copyright reasons, I can’t quote the entire limerick, but it appears in Thanksgiving: Stories and Poems (HarperCollins, 1994), edited by Caroline Feller Bauer, available in many libraries. Feller’s book also has more than a dozen other Thanksgiving poems. Among them: Jack Prelutsky’s “The Thanksgiving Day Parade,” a bouncy, 20-line poem about the fun of watching a big parade on TV, as seen by a young viewer: “Great balloons are floating by, / Cartoon creatures stories high.”

© 2008 Janice Harayda. All rights reserved.

The Rubric Theme. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 357 other followers

%d bloggers like this: