Thursday, November 21, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving  November 21, 2013


I love everything about Thanksgiving except the turkey.  I have to admit it isn’t my favorite, possibly it’s my least favorite.  I was a picky eater as a child.  So were my kids.  If you have a picky eater, don’t worry.  It all seems to work out in the end.

Here’s a little poem that was taught to me by a four year old so you can share it with your little ones.

Gobble,gobble said the turkey.
Soon will be Thanksgiving day.
OH, how you treat me!  Please don’t eat me!
I think I’ll run away.
GOBBLE,GOBBLE ,GOBBLE (Do your best turkey imitation here.)

In honor of the turkey, I present the following:

 One is a Feast for A Mouse by Judy Cox

 A mouse has his eye on a lone pea left over from the Thanksgiving feast.  He nabs it but he can’t resist to take just a little more of everything he sees.  In order to escape the family cat, he has to make a mad dash to his hidey hole and ends up with the feast fit for a mouse.  A great story for anyone whose eyes were ever bigger than their stomachs.  I would read this book to kids 3-6.

Arthur’s Thanksgiving by Marc Brown

Nobody wants to be a turkey in the school play that Arthur is in charge of. Not his friends, not his sister, not even his parents will take the party because who wants to be a turkey?  Well, Arthur bites the bullet and accepts his fate.  He will have to be the turkey.  There is a heart warming ending that shows how friends support friends, even if they are turkeys!  I would read this book to kids 4-8.

 One Tough Turkey  by Steven Kroll

Solomon is one smart bird. He sees those pilgrims headed his way so he protects his family as well as he can.  He puts up a sign, NO TURKEYS.  The pilgrims head for home but they aren’t fooled for long and when they return Solomon leads them on a wild goose chase straight to the briar patch.  That wiley turkey wins the day and the pilgrims have their feast without turkey.  I would read this book to kids 4-8.

 Gobble, Gobble by Cathryn Falwell

This is a serious look at the behaviors of wild turkeys throughout the year as told by a little girl who lives on a farm.  It’s a good chance to let your kids know that all turkeys don’t come from the grocery store!  Did you know that Benjamin Franklin thought the wild turkey should be our national bird?  How the bald eagle beat the wild turkey could make for a fun discussion.  I would read this book to kids 4-7.

Count your blessings and until next week, keep on reading!
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