|Run, turkey, run!|
Author: Mayr, Diane
The day before Thanksgiving, Turkey tries to disguise himself as other animals in order to avoid being caught by the farmer.
Common Core Standards
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details
Kirkus Reviews (09/01/07)
School Library Journal (00/10/07)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 10/01/2007 K-Gr 1-Thanksgiving time at the farm can only mean one thing-Run, Turkey, Run! He tries to outdistance the farmer in the horse barn, pig sty, and duck pond, but the man is always close behind. With the helpful shouts of his animal friends, Turkey heads for the woods and finally manages to fool his pursuer by disguising himself as a tree. The farmer and his family have grilled-cheese sandwiches with all the trimmings while Turkey gives thanks. The pair meet again when the farmer goes to the woods in search of a Christmas tree-and the refrain begins all over again. This fast-paced romp is as much fun to read as it is to listen to. The simple text conveys just enough excitement to be suspenseful but not frightening (unless you're a turkey). The illustrations are light and humorous with a comical turkey, determined farmer, and great cast of barnyard extras. The animals' expressions are priceless. Good choice for storytime.-Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy, NH Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information. - Copyright 2007 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 09/15/2007 Turkey knows he’ll be Thanksgiving dinner unless he escapes from the farmer. He tries disguising himself. If he rolls in the mud, will the farmer think he’s a pig? If he swims in water, will the farmer think he’s a duck? NO! Run, Turkey, run! The only thing left for Turkey is to run away; perhaps if he covers himself with leaves, he’ll be safe. YES! On Thanksgiving Day the family eats grilled cheese sandwiches, while Turkey gives thanks. But when the family goes to pick out a Christmas tree, who do they find? Run, Turkey, run! Will fowl play result? The acrylic paint-and-ink illustrations, a cross between Betsy Lewin’s and Lillian Hoban’s, are comical and full of feathered fun. While the premise may put kids off eating turkey, they’ll gobble up the humor. - Copyright 2007 Booklist.