It was a quiet night on the farm until some wild turkeys gobbled and crashed their way into every animal on the place. When the farmer wakes, he promises himself a turkey dinner. Oh no! As noisy and clumsy as the turkeys are, the farm animals don't want them eaten. They hide those turkeys right. Farmer can't believe his eyes. Not a turkey in sight.
What I thought: Such a funny book! I laughed all the way through it. The turkeys' antics and the other animals' responses are wonderful. This book paired with one of Doreen Cronin's would make a guaranteed hilarious fun story time. The counting will keep kids engaged in the story. The illustrations were good. They set the perfect mood for the story. My favorite character is Mrs. Maggie Mouse.
Story Time Themes: Farm Animals, Turkeys/Thanksgiving, Numbers
(Subtitle: A Barnyard Counting Bash. Illus. Valeri Gorbachev. Dutton, 2008)