One Big Turkey
Written and Illustrated by Anne Vittur Kennedy
Published by Tommy Nelson
20 Pages BB
ABOUT BOOK: Count your blessings! Join one big turkey and his forest friends as they celebrate the harvest season.
Children will count along with big turkey, squirrel, and their forest friends all the reasons they have to be grateful. Sweet, rhyming text will help children count everything they have to be thankful for, including food, friends, full tummies, and most of all, God! This board book presents parents with an adorable and simple way to teach their children about giving thanks.
With sweet rhyming verse, lots of fun images to count, and warm, charming artwork, this book will surely be a favorite every holiday season!
No turkeys were harmed in the telling of this story.
REVIEW: This book cover is beautiful and colorful. It’s sprinkled with glittery gold and says open me up and look inside. The illustrations are cheerful and bright. The story starts out with a cute and lovable young turkey. The turkey follows a squirrel that is having fun jumping through autumn leaves seeking food. Every page turn the turkey meets new friends eating their favorite foods.
The book is a counting book that starts at one and goes to ten. Every time you turn a page the author is talking about a new number and a new adorable critter. I also enjoyed the rhythm of the book example, “Three tasty nuts feed a squirrel just fine. Three tiny mice nibble berries on the vine.”
This book is for children in preschool and up. The visuals in the book get the kids thinking about the items they might see on their Thanksgiving table. I enjoyed the short prayer at the end of the story too. After you read this with your child I can see them picking up the book and reading it for themselves over and over again!
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Nora St. Laurent
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