Although there is no concrete evidence that Turkey was eaten at “The First Thanksgiving Feast”, Thanksgiving would not be the same without our gobbling friend. If you’re looking for a light way to connect your littlest pilgrim to the simplest symbol of this thankful holiday, I suggest you feast on the following books:
by Tony Johnston (Author), Rich Deas (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 0-6
Board book: 28 pages
Publisher: Cartwheel Books; Brdbk edition (August 1, 2009)
TCBR analysis: A comical, backwards countdown from 10, for the youngest readers. Bright and entertaining illustrations.
Publisher’s synopsis: “Looky!” says a silly turkey swinging from a vine. Gobble gobble wibble wobble.Whoops! Now there are nine.Girls and boys will gobble up this hilarious story about ten goofy turkeys and their silly antics: swinging from a vine, strutting on a boar, doing a noodle dance, and more. Veteran author Tony Johnston has written a joyful text, which first-time illustrator Richard Deas brings to life as wild and wacky fun!
Add this book to your collection: 10 Fat Turkey’s
by Jim Arnosky
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press; 1 Rei/Dig edition (September 1, 2009)
TCBR analysis: Witty rhyme offers readers a fun perspective on the personality and lifestyle of a turkey.
Publisher’s synopsis: As he did in GOBBLE IT UP!, Jim Arnosky has created a charming picture book from a catchy, spoken-word song that is a favorite in schools everywhere. This humorous song, filled with factual information about turkeys is fun for Thanksgiving — and all year around!
This will make a great combination with Jim Arnosky’s All About Turkeys.
Download of I’m a Turkey is available on ((xxx.scholastic.com))
Here is a sample verse:
I’m a turkey.
They call me Tom.
I’ve got a turkey dad
And a turkey mom.
I’ve got turkey brothers
And sisters, too.
I’m part of a flock of 102–
Listen to this book: https://www.scholastic.com/browse/book.jsp?id=1275168
Add this book to your collection: I’m A Turkey
by Hans Wilhelm
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Cartwheel Books (September 1, 2009)
TCBR analysis: Simple text that is packed with giggles. Sure to bring smiles to beginning readers.
Publisher’s synopsis: It’s Thanksgiving, and Noodles wants to join the fun. But Noodles doesn’t like his part in the holiday parade: he doesn’t want to be the Thanksgiving turkey! Noodles tries to be creative. He finds a clever solution to his problem and leads the parade–by turning his costume’s tail feathers into a proud chief’s headdress!
This funny Level 1 story is perfect for beginning readers.
Add this book to your collection: Noodles: I’m No Turkey