by Catherine Johnson, @CatherinePoet
It’s Perfect Picture Book Friday which the lovely Susanna Leonard Hill started and now has a wonderful resource for librarians, teachers and readers alike. Check it out here.
And now for some Thanksgiving fun!
A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman and illustrated by Jeff Shelly
Suitable for: All ages
Themes/Topics: Thanksgiving of course! Looking at a problem in a new way.
The people in Squawk Valley were downhearted and depressed.
Thanksgiving was approaching, but without its special guest.
They couldn’t find a turkey for the feast they’d planned to eat.
It looked like they’d be making do with bowls of shredded wheat.
When the people of Squawk Valley find themselves without a turkey for their Thanksgiving feast, they plot a way to lure one into town: They’ll advertise for a “model” turkey to pose during an arts-and-crafts fair, and gobble the bird when they’ve finished the artwork. But they don’t plan on meeting up with Pete—a turkey so clever, he outsmarts them all!
I adored this fun Thanksgiving book but I can’t leave you without showing you Mike Allegra’s book too. A very special look at how Thanksgiving came about. Happy Thanksgiving Canada!