Gobble, Gobble

Gobble, Gobble

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by Cathryn Falwell
     
 

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Arrow-shaped footprints lead a young backyard naturalist to a flock of funny-looking birds with big strong feet: Wild Turkeys! Once nearly extinct, these comical critters now gobble their way across North America. Follow Jenny through a year of enchantment as she shares her discovery of these wonderful birds. Jenny wrote a journal, too, with lots of fascinating

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Arrow-shaped footprints lead a young backyard naturalist to a flock of funny-looking birds with big strong feet: Wild Turkeys! Once nearly extinct, these comical critters now gobble their way across North America. Follow Jenny through a year of enchantment as she shares her discovery of these wonderful birds. Jenny wrote a journal, too, with lots of fascinating stuff about a distinctly American bird. Gobble, gobble!

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—A girl is fascinated by the flock of wild turkeys living near her home. Simple, rhyming text describes the appearance and habits of the birds throughout the year. In the spring, Jenny watches from her window as "Toms strut and/puff to look their/best. Turkey hens make/shallow nests." Respectful of nature, she observes from a distance as baby poults hatch in the summer and roost high in backyard trees in autumn. In the winter, Jenny follows a trail of footprints and spies her turkey friends perched on top of a snowman. Falwell's collage illustrations include leaf prints and vibrantly capture the changing seasonal landscapes. An afterword, "Jenny's Journal," provides more facts about wild turkeys. This informational picture book will inspire young naturalists to explore their own surroundings.—Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada
Children's Literature - Amy McMillan
Who are those funny-looking birds with big feet? Turkeys! A young girl sees arrow-shaped footprints in the muddy spring ground and follows them to a clearing where she finds a flock of wild turkeys. Throughout each of the seasons she observes the birds in their natural habitat eating, growing, hatching babies, reacting to the weather and other animals. Jenny, our narrator, follows up the well-rhymed story with a short journal entry sharing additional facts and figures about wild turkeys and offering some suggestions for art projects, nature activities, and ways to find out even more at the library or on the Internet. The story itself is brief enough for a pre-school audience while the supplemental journal information can easily be used with second graders. The illustrations are block prints layered on collage backgrounds. They beautifully complement the woodsy scenery and add texture and richness to the reading experience. This would be a great early nonfiction addition to a nature study. Reviewer: Amy McMillan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584691495
Publisher:
Dawn Publications
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile:
500L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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