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This Is the Turkey

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Abby Levine
Illustrator: Paige Billin-Frye
Date of Publication: 2000
ISBN: 0807578886
Grade Level: 1st    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Nov. 2002

Synopsis: This is a rhyming description of Max and his family's Thanksgiving Day, starting with the selection of a turkey at the supermarket and ending with a fond farewell to all the dinner guests. With the turkey somehow winding up in the fish tank, the story should provide a fun and memorable read-aloud experience for children of all ages!

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Draw your favorite Thanksgiving dinner.
•  Make a chain whose links say what you're thankful for.
•  Make a headband featuring Thanksgiving foods.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!