We see the kids under the huge pile of coats on the bed. Fearing has written an amazing book here! Funny play-by-play running commentary describes the action as it unfolds. It's funny, true to life, and I liked how the kids used their imagination in it. “The Great Thanksgiving Escape” by Mark Fearing c.2014, Candlewick Press $15.99 / $18.00 Canada 32 pages You already know where you’ll sit this Thanksgiving. This was hilarious. But They want to go and make their own fun. This story is from the view point of two children not quite the 'babies' but not quite the 'big kids' either. By clicking Sign Up, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Toggle navigation. Start by marking “The Great Thanksgiving Escape” as Want to Read: Error rating book. We need all kinds of books on any given topic and this one shares a unique perspective on Thanksgiving, or any other family gathering for that matter, by showing the more chaotic side of having lots of different people under the same roof. (Who are the zombies? The Great Thanksgiving Escape (Book) : Fearing, Mark : "It's another Thanksgiving at Grandma's. Humorous illustrations and hilarious scenes of a large family gathering--in a small house--make this Thanksgiving story successful. Will they manage to avoid the obstacles and find some fun before turkey time? They are put in a room 'to play' until it's turkey time. The great Thanksgiving escape / Mark Fearing. Gavin's cousin, Rhonda, encourages him to join her in a great escape to the swing set in the backyard. There are obstacles on the path to freedom. Nov 10, 2020. Gavin expects a long day of boredom and being pestered by distantly related toddlers, but his cousin Rhonda has a different idea: make a break… The mission: escape the house and actually have some FUN. by Mark Fearing ; illustrated by Mark Fearing ‧ RELEASE DATE: Sept. 9, 2014. The humorous, colorful illustrations show the many obstacles between the boring grownups and the freedom of the backyard. But it won't be easy. Gavin isn't so sure, especially when they encounter vicious guard dogs (in homemade sweaters), a hallway full of overly affectionate aunts, and worse yet, the great wall of butts! Paperback book and audio CD. The illustrations add a great deal to the humor. Surrounded by drooling, stinky babies, he and his co-conspirator, cousin Rhonda, decide to make a break for it and head to the swing set in the backyard. Two children try to escape the children's room on Thanksgiving and go on an adventure. I love the basement zombies. While exaggerated, and not very appreciative of the real reason for Thanksgiving, the tale will ring at least partly true with many readers. It’s another Thanksgiving at Grandma’s. A rather untraditional Thanksgiving tale, but one which is entirely relatable if you're a kid or ever were a kid trapped in an adult h. Cousins Gavin and Rhonda are stuck at Thanksgiving with their relatives and decide to break out of the kiddie room and make for the swing set out back. Gavin expects a long day of boredom and being pestered by distantly related toddlers, but his cousin Rhonda has a different idea: make a break for it - out of the kids' room to the swing set in the backyard! A hilarious, kid-friendly take on Thanksgiving — full of family, food, and lots of fun!It’s another Thanksgiving at Grandma’s. They stealthily plot their escape and crawl along the floor under the cover of winter coats. Filled with humorous dialogue and with surefire read-aloud appeal, this will easily find an appreciative audience—especially among those who are, like the characters, too old to play with the little kids and too young to play with the big kids.—BooklistWith their odd angles and unusual perspectives, the digital and pencil caricature illustrations … capture the claustrophobia—and, for imaginative kids, the diverting possibilities—of a large family gathering.—The Horn BookA wonderful kid’s-eye view of Thanksgiving. Best thing to do is "make your own fun" and they do. Gavin expects a long day of boredom and being pestered by distantly related toddlers, but his cousin Rhonda has a different idea: make a break for it — out of the kids’ room to the swing set in the backyard! But They want to go and make their own fun. The teenagers in the basement that are playing video games or on their phones/tablet. | 5-8 years This one made me LOL! It was fun for us too. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The digitally manipulated colored-pencil illustrations from a kid’s-eye view layer the humor on … I like how there are tiny little details through out it. The humorous, colorful illustrations show the many obstacles between the boring grownups and the freedom of the backy. Cousins Gavin and Rhonda are stuck at Thanksgiving with their relatives and decide to break out of the kiddie room and make for the swing set out back. . It's another Thanksgiving at Grandma's. “Kids will identify, and parents will reminisce. Book | Candlewick Press | 2014 | First edition. And one of those obstacles is "the GREAT WALL OF BUTTS!" Please try again later. This super funny, kid-friendly take on Thanksgiving! Mr. Katcher, of the Moberly School District, reads 'The Great Thanksgiving Escape' by Mark Fearing. Two kids try and make a fun game during a family gathering at Thanksgiving. Kids will identify, and parents will reminisce. Fast and free shipping free returns cash on delivery available on eligible purchase. My favorite part was the "ferocious" wiener dogs in sweaters! Putnam’s Sons, *This title is not eligible for purchase to earn points nor for redemption with your code in the. It’s another Thanksgiving at Grandma’s. The Great Thanksgiving Escape by Mark Fearing A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. My favorite part has to be the “The Great Wall of Butts” the kids have to navigate around. briankatcher. Gavin expects a long day of boredom and being pestered by distantly related toddlers, but his cousin Rhonda has a different idea: make a break for it - out of the kids' room to the swing set in the backyard! However, not every book has to take that approach. Be the first to ask a question about The Great Thanksgiving Escape. The following activities are included: First, Next, Then, Last pages for a book or storyline Vocabulary Cards Vocabulary Flip Book Vocabulary definit. And one of those obstacles is "the GREAT WALL OF BUTTS!" Perfect for those kids that don't quite fit in with the older kids but aren't babies anymore. 1st Grade. Fearing got the Thanksgiving dinner kid-perspective spot on! Kids will laugh at their antics as they try to make their way through the house full of relatives to the safety of the backyard. 426 views. All the kids playing video games look like Zombies. It’s another Thanksgiving at Grandma’s. These two sneaky kids team up. This is a hilarious book, and a great take on the traditional Thanksgiving story. They try to go out the front door, but the dogs were in the way. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Gavin's cousin, Rhonda, encourages him to join her in a great escape to the swing set in the backyard. You're ready to face the Hall of Aunts and pinched cheeks? Additional actions: close more More Details ... Summary It's another Thanksgiving at Grandma's. Appropriate for middle grades. Its a fun holiday study. Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? These two sneaky kids team up. Thanksgiving Rules by Laurie Friedman. How much fun will Gavin have on Thanksgiving at his Grandma's house? Mr. Rhonda’s advice to Gavin—“Sometimes you have to make your own fun”—will serve readers well on Thanksgiving Day or any time of year.—Publishers WeeklyBold, digitally touched pencil illustrations follow the characters through the gauntlet of holiday terrors, from pinching, snuggling aunts to the (allegedly) booby-trapped but so- wonderful-smelling food in the kitchen. | ISBN 9780763695118 I remember some of the best times during the holidays at relatives’ homes were spent with my cousins, playing in the other room. Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System. Gavin knows his Thanksgiving Day will be boring until his cousin Rhonda plans an escape that will lead them to the swings in the back yard. But it won't be easy. That's what makes it great. Can we please stop it with the kiss smothering aunts? Tagged: Thanksgiving, Author A - F. Lagod Tovey. It is another Thanksgiving at Grandma's. Funny. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. by Candlewick Press. Gavin expects a long day of boredom and being pestered by distantly related toddlers, but his cousin Rhonda has a different idea: make a break for it - out of the kids' room to the swing set in the backyard! Graphic novelist and illustrator Fearing’s first solo picture book, based on his memories of Thanksgivings past, is a hoot for all ages. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Subjects: Creative Writing, Literature, Thanksgiving. I mean this hits so many things about a big gathering. This is a hilarious book, and a great take on the traditional Thanksgiving story. I love Thanksgiving books that focus on togetherness and thankfulness, something I feel gets glossed over too often these days. Gavin isn't so sure, especially when they encounter vicious guard dogs (in homemade sweaters), a hallway full of overly affectionate aunts, and worse yet, the great wall of butts! Mark Fearing is the author-illustrator of the graphic novel Earthling! I like how there are tiny little details through out it. It's all about food and escaping the attention of adults. A suspenseful and thrilling holiday tale which will have kiddos giggling sympathetically. This book was so cute. A sarcastic tale about two kids making their escape from their relatives. How much fun will Gavin have on Thanksgiving at his Grandma's house? It’s a good thing to remember th. I love how Rhonda, using her imagination, crafts a super-thrilling, slightly dangerous (“vicious” wiener guard dogs!) November 19, 2019. A swing set in the backyard was perfect. http://www.candlewick.com/cat.asp?browse=Title&mode=book&isbn=0763663069&pix=n. Lagod Tovey. It’s a good thing to remember that family get-togethers may not be as exciting for kids compared to adults. (Who are the zombies? Gavin expects a long day of boredom and being pestered by distantly related toddlers, but his cousin Rhonda has a different idea: make a break for it - out of the kids' room to the swing set in the backyard! A swing set in the backyard was perfect. Thanksgiving would be great, if it wasn't for all of the family stuff that goes with it. Dinner at Grandma's won't be viewed again the same. See search results for this author. Gavin expects a long day of boredom and being pestered by distantly related toddlers, but his cousin Rhonda has a different idea: make a break for it — out of the kids’ room to the swing set in the backyard! My favorite part has to be the “The Great Wall of Butts” the kids have to navigate around. There are SO MANY people in this house: dozens of adults, dozens of kids, dozens of teens. The great Thanksgiving escape. November 19, 2019. This fun picture book would be awesome to share with youngsters that spend holiday times visiting relatives. The Great Thanksgiving Escape Hardcover – Picture Book, September 9, 2014 by Mark Fearing (Author, Illustrator) › Visit Amazon's Mark Fearing Page. Probably most appropriate for 2nd-3rd grade. A very comical, wonderfully illustrated, picture book to share with children of many ages. Or will they be captured before they’ve had a taste of freedom? This is a hilarious story of two cousins who face many obstacles on their journey to go outside and play during Thanksgiving dinner. Welcome back. Mr. and has illustrated several award-winning picture books. His cousin Rhonda wants to go on an adventure to the swing set. The kids really enjoyed this tale where two kids decide to "escape" the traditional Thanksgiving day preparations and have their own kind of fun. More fun that he expected at any rate, in large part due to his cousin, Rhonda. What fun. But you didn’t want to be trapped with the babies, and you were too little to play with the older kids. I wish the "Hall of Butts" had been called something else. A hilarious, kid-friendly take on Thanksgiving — full of family, food, and lots of fun! The Great Thanksgiving Escape by Mark Fearing. Gavin is the picture of irritation after his parents dump him with a bunch of drooling, toy-munching toddlers while waiting for “turkey time” at Grandma’s house. Gavin expects a long day of boredom and being pestered by distantly related toddlers, but his cousin Rhonda has a different idea: make a break for it - out of the kids' room to the swing set in the backyard! We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. Gavin expects a long day of boredom and being pestered by distantly related toddlers, but his cousin Rhonda has a different idea: make a break for it - out of the kids' room to the swing set in the backyard! Read Aloud. September 9th 2014 Lagod Tovey. … Expect requests for second helpings of this holiday treat.—School Library JournalGraphic novelist and illustrator Fearing’s first solo picture book, based on his memories of Thanksgivings past, is a hoot for all ages. Dinner at Grandma's won't be viewed again the same. Are you prepared for Thanksgiving? Kids will identify, and parents will reminisce. Gavin tags along with his daring cousin Rhonda who decides to escape the boring Thanksgiving at grandma's and leave the house. Buy, Sep 12, 2017 | ISBN 9780763695118 | 5-8 years, Sep 09, 2014 | ISBN 9780763663063 | 5-8 years. Gavin isn’t so sure, especially when they encounter vicious guard dogs (in homemade sweaters), overly affectionate aunts, and worst of all, the great wall of butts. The Great Thanksgiving Escape book. Can Gavin and his cousin Rhoda escape the other bratty kids, and make it to the swing set in the backyard? Refresh and try again. Again told from their view point and their 'view' (if your an adult get down on your hands and feet and take a look around; you too will see a 'hall of butts' and 'zoombi, This was a fun 'from a different point of view' Thanksgiving book. The teenagers in the basement that are playing video games or on their phones/tablets.) The illustrations are amazing! It's about avoiding family - drooling babies, zombie teenage cousins, cheek-pinching, smooching aunts. The The Great Escape Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you. Fearing finds laughs in the uncomfortable truth that for a lot of people — children included — family holiday gatherings are the opposite of fun.—New York Times OnlinePlaying with perspective, Fearing’s digitally created cartoons show long lines of pantyhosed legs and an aerial shot of outstretched manicured hands reaching for a hug. Remove Ads. Don't miss out on this mischievous, fun little story! Again told from their view point and their 'view' (if your an adult get down on your hands and feet and take a look around; you too will see a 'hall of butts' and 'zoombies' and tons of aunts wanting to pinch your face. A hilarious holiday adventure! This pack is a companion pack to be used with the book, The Great Thanksgiving Escape, by Mark Fearing. I love the Hall of Aunts and the Wall of Butts. Get this from a library! Alternate title could be "How to Survive A Family Gathering". 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