Turkey Trouble

Summary:

Turkey knows Thanksgiving is coming. He also knows he does not want to be the main course. So what's a feathered friend to do? Well, he has a plan: he'll be a horse. Well, his costume isn't enough to make him look like a horse, so maybe he'll be a cow! Will that work? When Farmer Jake can't find Turkey, he decides they'll have rooster for dinner. Uh oh!


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Lots of laughter and a cute ending combine in this seasonal book that's bound to be an elementary favorite.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

Our daughter laughed her way through this the first time, and then decided to play the parts of all of the other animals (read: make their voices) after that. We had several requests for this one.

Parent Reaction

This is a clever, fun book. It would make an exceptional story-time book at school or the library. With all of Turkey's costumes, it is easy to get the kids thinking about disguises and making their own costumes. The illustrations really help bring out the humor!

Type of Book:
This is a hillarious story that will keep kids guessing (the first time) and get them up and playing , too.
Educational Themes:

Although the story is set around Thanksgiving, this is one you could read before Halloween to get kids thinking about - and creating - clever costumes. Turkey uses household items to create his disguises, which can get kids thinking about different ways to use things.

Reading Level:
1.8
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Read by an 8-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! This is likely to be a holiday favorite with the kids for several years.

Title Turkey Trouble
About
Author Wendi Silvano
Publisher Two Lions © 2009
Illustrators Lee Harper
ISBN 9780761455295
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.99
Genres Humor, Holidays
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