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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Lexile Measure: 320L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic (October 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439459486
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439459488
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 7.8 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #191,226 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Tony Johnston is the author of nearly 100 picture books and early readers, including The Iguana Brothers, illustrated by Mark Teague. Her first novel, Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio, was named an NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts, an IRA Notable Book for a Global Security, and a Judy Lopez Memorial Honor Book. It was also awarded the first annual Southern California Booksellers' Association Children's Book Award. Ms. Johnston lives in California with her husband.

Customer Reviews

My son was laughing at this book every night we read it before Thanksgiving.
McG1023
The repeated theme in the book of using "Gobble Gobble Wibble Wobble" was easy for the kids to pick up and soon they could read the book all by themselves.
Ionia Martin
This is a really good and silly counting book, my kids thought it was a great read especially with the rhyming parts.
Pika

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By David L. Falkstein on October 24, 2004
Format: Paperback
This cute book counts down the 10 fat turkeys-great for the holidays. One by one, each turkey leaves the fence in a creative way. This book is good for the pre-schooler learning to count or learning the concept of subtraction. The illustrations are great! The turkeys looks as if they have their own personalities, and their facial expressions are adorable. Great buy!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By History_of_Art_Geek on November 4, 2006
Format: Paperback
If you're looking for a serious book about Thanksgiving, then 10 Fat Turkeys is not the book for you. This book is about ten fat turkeys walking along a fence, when one by one they fall, break the fence, and perch on a tree instead. It's funny, and intended to appeal to the very young, or young at heart. The illustrations are bright, and bold, and will appeal to young children say 1 to 5-years. My son laughs when I read this book, and now at five he's starting to read it to himself.

10 Fat Turkey's mimics the pattern in Melanie Gerth's, Ten Little Ladybugs, although Gerth's book is sweet, this work is just plain silly.

10 fat turkeys fooling on a fence.
"Looky!" says a silly turkey, swinging from a vine.
GOBBLE GOBBLE WIBBLE WOBBLE whoops! Now there are...9.

It's a lesson in simple subtraction, and one we enjoy reading after Halloween. It's not a Thanksgiving book per se, there is no mention of the holiday, or even the season. It just a fun, nonsense book for little tykes.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Happy Mother on March 9, 2006
Format: Paperback
My children, aged 2 and 3, love "the tookey book" as they call it. Frankly, I had my doubts about whether or not they'd like it when I flipped through it for the first time. The third or fourth time I said "GOBBLE GOBBLE WIBBLE WOBBLE" they were giggling like mad. They love to count the turkeys on each page and point out what silly things each turkey is doing. When they "read" it on their own I can hear choruses of "GOBBLE WOBBLE WOBBLE!" coming from their playroom. This is a very fun book, I'm glad I gave it a try.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 6, 2006
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I love this book because it is funny, teaches subtracting, and because I can use it to discuss with children--"What do you think happened?" I love the illustrations and bright colors used. And any fun book with a way to teach another lesson is an added bonus!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Riley on March 22, 2006
Format: Paperback
My mother bought this book and everytime by 2 year-old goes there we have to read it. She finally latched on to it and we had to take it home. We now have to read it all the time!! The illustrations are great and she laughs almost the whole time I am reading!! Great book!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Benzgirl on May 30, 2013
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
I bought the paperback version of this from my son's daycare because Thanksgiving was coming up. I figured it would be a fun holiday book. I was dead wrong. My son (who was 4 months old when I bought it) has LOVED this book! He has loved it ever since I read it to him! If he sees it, he wants me to read it to him. When he's fussy on the changing table, I start quoting the book to him and he settles down and starts giggling! This book is still his favorite book (he's now 11 months old), and we've read it so much that I was THRILLED when I saw it was sold on Amazon as a board book! Now we don't have to try and keep his little hands off it--he can turn the pages himself, and he often likes to flip through the book by himself as well. If I could I'd give this book 10 stars!

Aside from my experience with the book, the drawings are very cute and bright colored, the writing is also very clever and keeps any child's attention. There isn't really a "moral" to the story or anything like that. It's just one of those nonsense books that rhyme and kids love--combine that with the very cute pictures, and this book is a sure fire winner!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Olivia Stabler VINE VOICE on August 13, 2014
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This book is OK but my daughter has no interest in it. I got it to read around Thanksgiving time and several Thanksgivings have passed and we haven't read it again. I do like the illustrations and they are very colorful and silly to match the turkey's antics, but the rhymes are choppy and make no sense. It's only real positive acclaim other than the illustrations is that I like the concept of counting backwards and it's good for teaching subtraction.

Basically, there are much better Thanksgiving books out there than this. This is not a good read at all.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. L. Kirsch on January 27, 2006
Format: Paperback
I have a 10 month old and I bought this book for her at Thanksgiving. She absolutely loves it!! She won't sit still for the entirety of any other book but this one. The silliness, the colorful pictures and the repetitiveness of "Gobble, Gobble, Wibble Wobble" is what she seems to like the most. I just wish it came in a board book form-she has already torn the book apart but we can at least still read it!
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