Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday Book Recommendation: Sometimes it's Turkey, Sometimes it's Feathers

by Lorna and Lecia Balian

Little old Mrs. Gumm finds a turkey egg out in the forest one day. She rushes home and takes care of it, all the while exclaiming how much she's looking forward to how big and fat the turkey will be at Thanksgiving.
The turkey hatches and he's trouble. He eats pretty much everything else Mrs. Gumm planned to grow to use in her thanksgiving meal. But the woman doesn't let it get to her. She just exclaims what a fine, fat turkey he will be by then for all he's been eating.
The fateful Thanksgiving day arrives, and out comes the hatchet. What's for dinner? Read it to find out!

Make sure you get a more recent publication of this book. The newer version is full color. The older version is printed in a color that is neither green nor brown. And when I say that's what it's printed with, that is the only color they use. Very hard to see the pictures when everything (floor, chairs, walls, people) are all the same color on a page.

Easy Enrichment: Make your own turkey that won't be eaten this Thanksgiving! I'm all about crafts that kids can go at completely on their own. Crafts that require lots of intervention on my part really don't end up being their proud treasure like the crafts they create on their own.
Use the turkey as a placecard holder by having the kids nestle name cards into the pinecone.

Enjoy those holiday moments!

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