Gobble, Gobble

Cathryn Falwell
Dawn Publications (2011)
ISBN 9781584691495

Reviewed by Madison Schlarman (age 5) and Mom for Reader Views (10/11)

Where do turkeys live?  Where do they come from?  What is a normal day in the life of a turkey?  “Gobble, Gobble” follows young Jenny throughout the book as she learns more about wild turkeys, their habitat and environment by simply taking part in their world.  Jenny discovers the beauty of autumn, the print of turkey feet, the secret to their flight and much more in this vivid and colorful book that will delight your child.

Madison’s thoughts:

“It’s called ‘Gobble, Gobble’ - just like we gobble our food!”

“Turkeys say gobble.  The little girl searches for turkeys - gobble, gobble.  She looks out her window and sees turkeys.  Babies start to wobble and turkeys fly when they are scared of the dog.  They walk when it’s fall and leaves start to fall.  They skate on ice and wobble to and fro.  They go up in the trees when it’s snowy, wet and cold.  The dog is cold and the turkeys walk away when it’s cold.  Turkeys slide down hills when it’s snowy and bump their butts!  They make a snow man and one sits on top of its head.  The end.”

“I like the prints!  I can name them, Turkey, Deer, Singing Bird, squirrels, kid, shoes, dog, and footprints.  This book is good.  I liked it.  I would like to be the little girl and see the turkeys outside.  Why are they wild?”

Mom’s thoughts:

This book was a positive and fun learning experience for Madison.  We were able to discuss the difference between wild turkeys and farm turkeys.  She loves nature and enjoyed the book.  I could tell she would love to be Jenny and find a wild turkey or two!  The illustrations are realistic and quite colorful in regards to the fall setting.  This book is not your normal turkey, Thanksgiving Day story.  It has a different focus, one that enables conversation and learning.  We enjoyed the read and would recommend “Gobble, Gobble.”


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