Drum roll....dum, dum, dee-dum!
Announcing this weeks pick: A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman and Jeff Shelly (illustrator). First, does it get any cuter than the title? That alone makes me and my girls giggle. But this book goes way beyond it’s promising title to deliver an adorably whitty, funny, and captivating tale of a turkey who desperately wants to escape being “eaten.” Yes, Pete the turkey is extremely smart and daring as he comes up with brilliant ways to disguise himself from those who would want to take a bite of his wing.
What my daughters and I love most about this book is the with wonderful rhythm and rhyme in the text. The pictures are full of interesting details and often quite funny. I find that all of us do a lot of laughing throughout the story and they ask to read the “turkey book” every night.
My daughter’s kindergarten class is also making “turkeys” and reading the book as a classroom project for the Thanksgiving holiday. Each child has been asked to “disguise” a turkey with their favorite costume. I love this project because it also reinforces both reading comprehension and tactile and artistic learning. Get creative. Combining and book your children love to read with an art project is great learning fun for you both!
My girls give this book a “Turkey” two thumbs up!
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