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A Plump And Perky Turkey [Kindle Edition]

Teresa Bateman
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Turkeys around Squawk Valley just don't jump into pots anymore -- they are way too smart for that. So the townspeople hatch a clever plan. They host a turkey-themed arts and crafts fair and lure a vain bird into town by advertising for an artist's model. Peter the Turkey, proud of his well-stuffed form, takes the bait but doesn't fall for the trap.

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

"The people in Squawk Valley/ were downhearted and depressed./ Thanksgiving was approaching,/ but without its special guest." All the turkeys have fled town except for one fowl named Pete who responds to a ploy a "model wanted" ad for the local art show. After posing for various sculptors, painters and collage artists, Pete steals off with a turkey made from oatmeal as payment and joins up with his other feathered pals. Shelly's exaggerated settings and caricatures do little to season Bateman's (Leprechaun Gold) prolix delivery and half-baked premise. Ages 4-8.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

reS-Gr 2-In this rhyming story, Pete, a turkey outsmarts the townsfolk of old-time Squawk Valley as they mask their quest for a Thanksgiving entr‚e with the premise of needing a feathered model for a themed arts-and-crafts fair. Angular cartoon people, done in watercolor and gouache, create turkey sculptures of potatoes, rope, oatmeal, and soap, as well as collages and portraits. This variety of presentation makes it easy for Pete to hide temporarily among the exhibits when the moment of truth arrives. The faint typeface is somewhat difficult to read and some alliterative lines ("We'll fill our fair with folks and fun") will twist a tongue during read-alouds. The final page showing a dozen turkeys at the beach is a real champion, capturing various comical expressions and activities. An interactive Web site with games and activities offers entertaining follow-up. A possible storytime companion to Dav Pilkey's 'Twas the Night before Thanksgiving (Orchard, 1990).

Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • File Size: 10267 KB
  • Print Length: 34 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B00FK8F4WG
  • Publisher: Two Lions (November 6, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008RDG2H2
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #279,807 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasingly Plump and Perky! November 24, 2001
Grammy got this for my kids and they LOVE it. The story is goofy, which appeals to my preschooler and first grader both. They love looking for Pete on the end papers, and at the website. Talk about fun! The rhymes are great for my first grade reader, and fun to listen to also. The colourful pictures and meter of the text hold my one year old's attention as well. A great all around family book!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Whimsical Book November 20, 2003
I absoultely love this book. I am asked repeatedly to read this book to my 3 children ages 8, 5, and 18 months. They really enjoy the rhymes and the illustrations. As a rather finicky mom, I can whole heartedly recommend this book!! It is so fun to read.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Tempo! November 8, 2006
A Plump and Perky Turkey has a pleasingly poetic rhyme. This book is a blast to read aloud, but a little tricky the first time around. "They make turkeys out of spuds, and out of clay and out of rope. They made turkeys out of oatmeal, and out of paper, out of soap." That portion is my son's favorite. It's repeated three times in the story, but he laughs every time. I'm not sure if it's the words that amuse him so, or the illustrations. The pages are soaked in oranges, browns, and golden tones, thus one certainly gets the idea that autumn is in the air. Shelly has a cartoonish style, in that the images are accentuated with thick, dark lines. The artwork is humorous, and rich in details. The book doesn't offer an age recommendation, but I'd say it's geared to children 3 to 7-years.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Good story, you'll need a magnifying glass to read it December 1, 2013
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The story itself is great. HOWEVER, this is a TINY book (paperback version) and if you're using it as a read aloud, it's nearly impossible to read the TINY type and show a classroom pictures. I'd say the font type, which makes it even more difficult to read, is maybe 9 point. The kids loved the story, but we were all disappointed in how tiny the pictures and text were,
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hysterical pictures and text! September 7, 2007
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I think I almost enjoyed reading this more than my son did. I loved the pictures (good illustrations in a child's book are important to me) and it was really fun to read the rhyming text, which read really well and flowed nicely. I will look for more by this author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have Thanksgiving themed book! December 23, 2007
By C L D
My son and I love this book! We have been reading it together since he was 2 (now 3) and he loves asking to read the Turkey Book, especially around Thanksgiving.

The text flow is fun, the message is fun and I am certain you will love reading it too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun rhyming book--my two year olds love it! October 24, 2007
We checked this out from the library. It is a great book with wonderful rhythm and rhyme in the text. The pictures are full of interesting details and often quite funny. The story is cute and gets four thumbs up from my boy/girl twins. I'm picky about what books I purchase, but this one is going on my wish list today.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Illustrations are INCREDIBLE! Very fun book! January 14, 2009
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This is a great book for older elementary school students. The pictures are amazing, as my students comment on them all the time. They make the story even more interesting. It has a nice plot for kids at Thanksgiving. Highly enjoyable book!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My 2nd grade class loved it. Gave them a writing assignment after reading that loved.
Published 15 days ago by Julio I Corella
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My grandkids ages 2-9 loved the rhyme in the story. Good addition to my Thanksgiving library.
Published 17 days ago by Barbara A. Flynn
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is super cute! We bought this book to read to ...
This book is super cute! We bought this book to read to our little ones. Also it goes well with the project of making a turkey with paper plates or pine cones, etc.
Published 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Kindle text boxes are Horrible
The book itself is cute enough. The illustrations are good and the story is fun. However, the Kindle version is very poorly implemented. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars It was funny.
We loved reading this book especially when the turkey outsmarted the people when he discovered their plot to eat him. We loved it.
Published 1 month ago by Lizbeth Ramirez
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Maryann D'Amico
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific book! :)
This book is perfect. The rhyming makes it fun to read, and fun to listen to. The humor appeals to adults and children alike. Read more
Published 1 month ago by S. Sherman
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute!
Nice read for Thanksgiving. We talked about the turkey and how the townspeople thought he wasn't as smart as he was, but he proved them wrong. :)
Published 11 months ago by Cathy Spruill
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute!
It's a cute story. My daughter (4) didn't really enjoy it but I found a few comical parts in the story.
Published 12 months ago by ADreisow
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny book for all
veronica age 2 said funny book made me giggle when they ate shredded wheat....he tricked them and he got the turkey..smart turkey
Published 13 months ago by marisia
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