I'm back after a weeklong hiatus! I volunteered to take on the local school's Scholastic Book fair this fall when the original chair had to step down due to health reasons. I had a great time looking at all the books and watching what sold, but sure wasn't expecting it to take up quite as much time to organize and oversee. Sorry I had to put this blog on the back burner for awhile, but that's the way it goes sometimes!
It was my daughter's turn to take a healthy treat to school today and I thought we'd jazz things up a bit with this cracker and vegetable tray arranged to look like a turkey to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Isn't it cute? I also sent along some ranch dressing for a dip. I know that not all the kids will eat the peppers, but my kids love them! The turkey head is a halved and sliced cucumber, I used raisins for eyes and added pretzel feet.
We've been reading some turkey themed books this week including 10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston, illustrated by Rich Deas and A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Diane de Groat.
A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman, illustrated by Jeff Shelly; Winslow Press (2001); 40 pages
Book Source: Copy from public library
So far the kids' favorite turkey book is one called A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman, illustrated by Jeff Shelly. It's a silly, rhyming story about a town that needs a turkey for their Thanksgiving meal but all the area turkeys take off. The townsfolk devise a plan to create turkey art and advertise for a live turkey model in hopes of tricking a turkey to stay. Pete the Perky Turkey volunteers for the job and shows off his clever side. If we added a bow tie to our veggie turkey, I think he could double as Pete the Perky turkey!
What are your favorite turkey books?