The money we'll save

by Cole, Brock.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 9 Libraries 9 of 9 copies
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One of Horn Book 's Best Picture Books of 2011
When Pa brings a turkey poult home to fatten for Christmas dinner, he assures Ma that it will be no trouble since it can live in a box by the stove and eat table scraps--and just think of the money we'll save! But it's not quite so simple to raise a turkey in a tiny flat in a nineteenth-century New York City tenement. Can Pa and the children manage the willful and growing Alfred and keep the neighbors happy until Christmas? Pa finds a solution for every difficulty--until he encounters one that threatens to ruin Christmas completely. How the family joins together to solve this last difficulty makes for a very funny and satisfying holiday story.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In a nineteenth-century New York tenement building, Ma sends Pa to the market for two eggs and a half pound of flour and not an ounce more because Christmas is not far off, and we must save every penny. Pa returns home with a surprise, a scrawny turkey he plans to fatten up with table scraps for the Christmas feast. As he gets deeper and deeper into his sunken-cost turkey scheme, his quick fixes become more and more outlandish the turkey moves from a stove-side box to a fire-escape pen to a crate hung from a clothesline over the privy but he's always quick to remind long-suffering Ma to think about the money we're saving. Naturally, by the time the holiday rolls around, the bird has made a complete mess of the apartment, wormed his way into the kids' hearts, and gobbled up any spare feast money, so the family (happily) winds up with oatmeal for dinner. Cole's buoyant watercolors capture the busy chaos and warm homeyness of family life plus turkey in this folksy journey into a different time.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this charmingly loopy tale set in a cramped 19th-century tenement, Ma sends Pa to the market to buy eggs and flour ("Christmas is not far off, and we must save every penny"). He returns, however, with a scrawny turkey, vowing to fatten it up for Christmas, proclaiming, "Think of the money we'll save!" The bird eats everything in sight, wreaks havoc in their apartment, and annoys the neighbors, but when it's time to bring him to the butcher, the children protest. Creating a strong sense of the historical setting, Cole's (Good Enough to Eat) wispy pictures play off the ample comedy in the prose, making for a holiday story as humorous as it is touching. Ages 4-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Families -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction.
Apartment houses -- Juvenile fiction.
Turkeys -- Juvenile fiction.
Christmas stories.
Family life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Apartment houses -- Fiction.
Turkeys -- Fiction.
Christmas -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Farrar Straus Giroux,2011
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Money we will save
Language English
Notes "Margaret Ferguson Books."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 9780374350116
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