Book Talk Thursday ~ Plump and Perky Turkey

I love that there are so many more Thanksgiving books out there now than there used to be!  And I love sharing them with all of you on Book Talk Thursday!

This week, I am focusing on a cute book that is actually geared a little more to the older students.  It is A Plump And Perky Turkey!
Don't we all love big turkeys for Thanksgiving?!  How simple it is for us to just go to the grocery store and get one! But what would happen if we couldn't just go out and find our own turkey?  What would we do if we had to go out and get our own turkeys?  The residents of this town set out to get their own turkey by asking for a model for their art creations.  The turkey willingly comes but hides amongst the turkey creations.

The students will enjoy the fun rhyme and attitude of the book.  Many of the jokes and vocabulary words in the book will be better understood by students in 3rd grade and up.  Because of the rich vocabulary, this book would be a perfect way to teach vocabulary based on the book.  This would also be a great book for teaching problem and solution with students.  The students could think of some other solutions to the problems and then work on a fun story to go with it!

Another fun activity is to read the book and have the students disguise the turkey to hide from the farmer.  My son did this one year, and we had so much fun with it!  I have included this fun freebie for you to use to help your students disguise their own turkeys.  Click {here} or on the picture below to grab your copy!

There are just so many fun ways you could use this book!  If you have read it, what would you do with it in your classroom?

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  1. Hi Andrea! This is one of my favorite books to share with my first graders. I love the rhyming story. We usually just make some turkey art after listening to it. One year we made a paper bag turkey.

    The Busy Busy Hive

    1. Heather, it is so much fun! I love the idea of making a paper bag turkey. My son did it one year, and it was really cute! How fun!


  2. I read this book every year to my kinders and then I send home our disguise a turkey family project. I LOVE this book.

  3. Such a cute idea! I always send this home as a home project, but I like the idea of just coloring and doing it right in the classroom! Thanks for the freebie!
    Teaching With Style


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