Albert’s Thanksgiving


Not even the Pilgrims were as busy or as put-upon as Albert, the endearing maintenance man-er, duck of the Pleasant Valley school district. When P.T.A. President Patsy Pig presses Albert into service with Thanksgiving preparations (her syrupy, pleading notes complete with smiley-face signature are reproduced on several spreads); guess who winds up doing all the work? Albert works his feathers to the bone, toiling far into the night, assembling turkey decorations, whipping up his "scrumptious pumpkin pizza pies"-the sight of Albert twirling pizza dough aloft while balanced on one web is easily worth the price of admission.