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A REALLY fun song full of facts about turkeys by award-winning naturalist Jim Arnosky! As he did in GOBBLE IT UP!, Jim Arnosky has created a charming picture book from a catchy, spoken-word song that is a favorite in schools everywhere. This humorous song, filled with factual information about turkeys is fun for Thanksgiving -- and all year around! This will make a great com A REALLY fun song full of facts about turkeys by award-winning naturalist Jim Arnosky! As he did in GOBBLE IT UP!, Jim Arnosky has created a charming picture book from a catchy, spoken-word song that is a favorite in schools everywhere. This humorous song, filled with factual information about turkeys is fun for Thanksgiving -- and all year around! This will make a great combination with Jim Arnosky's All About Turkeys. Download of I'm a Turkey is available on ((xxx.scholastic.com))


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A REALLY fun song full of facts about turkeys by award-winning naturalist Jim Arnosky! As he did in GOBBLE IT UP!, Jim Arnosky has created a charming picture book from a catchy, spoken-word song that is a favorite in schools everywhere. This humorous song, filled with factual information about turkeys is fun for Thanksgiving -- and all year around! This will make a great com A REALLY fun song full of facts about turkeys by award-winning naturalist Jim Arnosky! As he did in GOBBLE IT UP!, Jim Arnosky has created a charming picture book from a catchy, spoken-word song that is a favorite in schools everywhere. This humorous song, filled with factual information about turkeys is fun for Thanksgiving -- and all year around! This will make a great combination with Jim Arnosky's All About Turkeys. Download of I'm a Turkey is available on ((xxx.scholastic.com))

30 review for I'm a Turkey!

  1. 4 out of 5

    Peacegal

    Positive depictions of this misunderstood bird are hard to come by, so I’m pleased to report that this book is a joyous celebration of turkeys—without a single peep about Thanksgiving or cranberry sauce. The book starts out on a winning note, in which youngsters learn that turkeys, like us, have families: I got a turkey dad and a turkey mom. I got a turkey brother and sister, too. And they have a rich vocabulary of sounds with which to communicate. We putt and peep and squawk and squabble—Talkin Positive depictions of this misunderstood bird are hard to come by, so I’m pleased to report that this book is a joyous celebration of turkeys—without a single peep about Thanksgiving or cranberry sauce. The book starts out on a winning note, in which youngsters learn that turkeys, like us, have families: I got a turkey dad and a turkey mom. I got a turkey brother and sister, too. And they have a rich vocabulary of sounds with which to communicate. We putt and peep and squawk and squabble—Talking turkey, gobble, gobble. Wild turkeys are also powerful flyers: I flap my wings and aim toward heaven and take off slowly like a Boeing 747...Fifty miles per hour over the treetops. Rather sad when one reflects upon the miserable predicament of the modern factory-farmed turkey, who has been bred to be so overweight he can barely walk, let alone fly. Which brings us to another positive element of this book—it shows us in no uncertain terms that turkeys don’t want to be eaten! Beside a drawing of a coyote lunging at a flock of fleeing turkeys, we read: But we must be careful, can’t be hasty, ‘cuz lots of critters find us tasty! That makes us wary. Always on the lookout. The last part of the book ends on another high note, with a passage individualizing the wild turkeys one might spot outdoors, with a fun idea for youngsters to attempt to communicate with the birds: The very next turkey that you see might be from my flock. It might be me! Make a gobbling sound so I know it’s you. I’ll answer back with a gobble or two. We’ll be talking turkey! Fun, humane, and colorful, I’m a Turkey is highly recommended.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Vegan

    An extra half star for a book about turkeys that mention nothing about how they’re used by humans. 3 ½ stars. Also, the “story” is told with a “singing” cadence so while normally I hate promotions for anything other than the book on a book’s cover, in this case the ability to download the free original song that goes with this book was something I found welcome, even though I didn’t take advantage of it. This is a book about wild turkeys. It’s somewhat informative though more for fun than for edu An extra half star for a book about turkeys that mention nothing about how they’re used by humans. 3 ½ stars. Also, the “story” is told with a “singing” cadence so while normally I hate promotions for anything other than the book on a book’s cover, in this case the ability to download the free original song that goes with this book was something I found welcome, even though I didn’t take advantage of it. This is a book about wild turkeys. It’s somewhat informative though more for fun than for education, but readers/listeners will learn some things about turkeys’ lives. The illustrations’ colors are wonderful but the style didn’t wow me. And, much to my chagrin, my favorite picture is the one of the turkey being pursued by what I think is a wolf. Ah well.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    The kids love this one

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn

    A fun little story with great illustrations all about turkeys and how they live.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Donna Mork

    Cute book tells about Tom the turkey and how he and his flock live. They communicate. He hides a lot from predators. He wants you to gobble to say hi and he'll gobble back, talking turkey.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Alyssa Tabor

    Would work for storytime.

  7. 5 out of 5

    The Library Lady

    The recording of Arnosky performing this sounds a bit like Pete Seeger doing "Talking Union"--it's spoken rather than sung. And in listening you will hear the problem with this book--some of the verses don't work well read aloud, and there is no consistent overall pattern. You will really have to work this book to make it work. Despite this, the art is great--I mean this is Jim Arnosky and the verses are fun.It would be worth trying with a group. Just don't try reading it cold--this would need to The recording of Arnosky performing this sounds a bit like Pete Seeger doing "Talking Union"--it's spoken rather than sung. And in listening you will hear the problem with this book--some of the verses don't work well read aloud, and there is no consistent overall pattern. You will really have to work this book to make it work. Despite this, the art is great--I mean this is Jim Arnosky and the verses are fun.It would be worth trying with a group. Just don't try reading it cold--this would need to be practiced in advance

  8. 5 out of 5

    Chris Neidecker

    I love using this book each year in my preschool science class. I've read a lot of the comments here about how there's an odd rhythm to this book, and it is a little odd if you haven't heard Jim Arnosky's recording of the story, which is set to music. When I read this book aloud to my class, I walk them through the book first -- reading the text and explaining any new words, such as "Boeing 747", "wary", etc. Then we start the book again and this time, I tell the children that this time they wil I love using this book each year in my preschool science class. I've read a lot of the comments here about how there's an odd rhythm to this book, and it is a little odd if you haven't heard Jim Arnosky's recording of the story, which is set to music. When I read this book aloud to my class, I walk them through the book first -- reading the text and explaining any new words, such as "Boeing 747", "wary", etc. Then we start the book again and this time, I tell the children that this time they will hear the story along with some music, and they are welcome to strum their imaginary guitar if they'd like. Then I play Arnosky's recording. They always love it!!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Shelley

    I'm a Turkey by Jim Arnosky is catchy and fun! This is a great rhyming sing-song, to read aloud to the kids around Thanksgiving. The words are very simple, catchy and it's very easy to read. I also like that there are a subtle facts about turkeys in the book as well. The perfect book for squirmy little ones as the story is short and sweet. The illustrations are also simple in design and pleasing to look at. This is a perfect book to pair with Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman, which I bot I'm a Turkey by Jim Arnosky is catchy and fun! This is a great rhyming sing-song, to read aloud to the kids around Thanksgiving. The words are very simple, catchy and it's very easy to read. I also like that there are a subtle facts about turkeys in the book as well. The perfect book for squirmy little ones as the story is short and sweet. The illustrations are also simple in design and pleasing to look at. This is a perfect book to pair with Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman, which I both read last year in November as part of our library's Toddler and Preschool story hour. We also made an accompanying turkey craft. It was really fun!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne LaPierre

    I did library story times for preschoolers for ten years and this was one of my favorites to use at Thanksgiving time. It's short enough to read to younger preschoolers, but it also imparts some true facts about wild turkeys. The rhyming text encourages emerging literacy skills and keeps their interest. I like the realistic details on the turkeys; they are not overly cartoonish like so many depictions of turkeys in picture books.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Ellwyn Autumn

    Book Summary: Through rhyme, Tom the Turkey describes what life is like among his large flock, from looking out for predators to communicating through turkey talk. Mini-Review: An amusing spoken-word song with fun turkey facts mixed in. As readers sing along, they will learn that turkeys weigh fifteen pounds and fly fifty miles per hour.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

    it's a very cute story about wild turkeys. I like that is simply about wild turkeys with some fun facts about them and not centered around eating and breeding them. The song is fun and I think kids would like it around thanksgiving time.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Stacy

    This is my go-to Thanksgiving book for storytimes. If you don't think this book is 5 stars, you haven't heard Jim Arnosky's song that goes with this book. "What's that in the bushes over there anyway?" Hilarious!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Arminzerella

    Cute, but the verse is really off in more than a few places, which makes it a challenging read-aloud. Maybe the song (as sung?) is better? Illustrations are great and highly entertaining/funny.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    A quite book if you need to bring down the energy. Good for 4+, but limited "story."

  16. 5 out of 5

    Cam

    I first ran across the book at the library. My sons loved it so much I purchased it. My husband, my parents, and myself know this book by heart without looking at it we’ve read it so much. Lol

  17. 4 out of 5

    Katy

    Mildly informative with rhymes

  18. 4 out of 5

    Molly Cluff (Library!)

    This was really cute, and it would be easy to gobble along with the turkey

  19. 4 out of 5

    Katy

    Might be weird for thanksgiving storytime

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jess El-Zeftawy

    I've had a difficult time finding quality books about Thanksgiving. I try and read a bunch leading up to the holiday and while there's not much to choose from, this one is pretty good.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Terri Jane

    This would be a great resource to use during the month of November! It’s rhyming scheme is fun, and the illustrations are great! I will be sure to add this book to my list of resources.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    Illustrations, rhyming, thematic value.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Eva

    This is, out of the small number of Thanksgiving themed books we've read this holiday, the best of the best. I'm not sure if it's really a four star book or if it's shining brighter because of what came before it. The text is in rhyme which is preferable to both of us. Julia loves when we find a good story that I can read to her and which has a nice, melodic flow to it. I can't say I disagree. This is about turkeys and how they comminucate, live together, multiply, etc. It's very, very short, the This is, out of the small number of Thanksgiving themed books we've read this holiday, the best of the best. I'm not sure if it's really a four star book or if it's shining brighter because of what came before it. The text is in rhyme which is preferable to both of us. Julia loves when we find a good story that I can read to her and which has a nice, melodic flow to it. I can't say I disagree. This is about turkeys and how they comminucate, live together, multiply, etc. It's very, very short, there isn't much to it at all. I'd say it's under a minute total reading time. Apparently a song can be downloaded for free (my editions says) but we haven't gotten it. This would be the book I'd recommend to a parent looking for a Thanksgiving holiday book for kids between the ages of baby-6 maybe? Julia is a little over 5 and she got a real kick out of it. the illustrations are nothing spectacular but are enjoyable. The look on some of the turkeys faces are the best....

  24. 5 out of 5

    Emily Anderson

    I'm a Turkey! is a fun Thanksgiving holiday book. Before Thanksgiving break this book would be fun to read aloud in a classroom. The students could interact with the book when the Turkey gobbles. This will grab the students attention and they will be eager to participate. If my classroom was working on predications in a book I will stop at certain points and ask the class what they think will happen next. This will help student learn to make predation when they read independent, which is an impo I'm a Turkey! is a fun Thanksgiving holiday book. Before Thanksgiving break this book would be fun to read aloud in a classroom. The students could interact with the book when the Turkey gobbles. This will grab the students attention and they will be eager to participate. If my classroom was working on predications in a book I will stop at certain points and ask the class what they think will happen next. This will help student learn to make predation when they read independent, which is an important skill to have when reading. Then, at the end of the book as a class we can compare their predictions with what actually happened. Even if they they do not predict what happens in the book it is important to encourage them that it was a good guess. My favorite part of this book was the visual display. On each page the words were scattered in a unique pattern to relate back to the text.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Ina

    This is the perfect book to open a storytime about food, fun and family - because it is all about all three of these concepts. Immediately we meet Tom, a wild turkey, who in rhyme introduces us to his family and the other turkeys of his flock of 102. The illustrations are bright, the text has a great read-aloud rhythm and the humor is obvious even to my two and three year old audience. They giggled and one even stated, "Well, that's just silly" Very engaging storytime book. There was even an opp This is the perfect book to open a storytime about food, fun and family - because it is all about all three of these concepts. Immediately we meet Tom, a wild turkey, who in rhyme introduces us to his family and the other turkeys of his flock of 102. The illustrations are bright, the text has a great read-aloud rhythm and the humor is obvious even to my two and three year old audience. They giggled and one even stated, "Well, that's just silly" Very engaging storytime book. There was even an opportunity to count turkeys -don't do it on the two page spread of Tom's flock, but rather half-way through where there are six turkeys scattered around the meadow.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Becky Everhart

    This is a really neat book that exceeded my expectations. There is a ton of interesting turkey tidbits inside about turkey life. This would be a really good introductory activity or science lesson, and it can easily be manipulated to cover a variety of topics. Personally, I would love this as a Thanksgiving read, as long as it doesn't make for too many picky kids at the dinner table...at which point a "Circle of Life" conversation may be in order.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Dolly

    We enjoyed listening to Jim Arnosky sing this song at www.scholastic.com/arnosky while we followed along with the book. The song is fairly short, but teaches children more about turkeys. The illustrations are fantastic and really show turkeys in all their glory. We enjoyed reading this book together. We enjoyed listening to Jim Arnosky sing this song at www.scholastic.com/arnosky while we followed along with the book. The song is fairly short, but teaches children more about turkeys. The illustrations are fantastic and really show turkeys in all their glory. We enjoyed reading this book together.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Marcie

    I always seem to like Jim Arnosky because his books are so much fun to share with little ones. This one takes the naturalist illustrations one better by adding fun music. Scholastic has found a nice marketing with the download of the song making using this fun and easy even for non-singing teachers.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Brittany Harrington

    This was a superb book for a read-aloud. The kids asked questions, made comments and loved to say "gobble gobble" when prompted. The author made the story into a song, and you can download it for free through scholastic. The kids were crazy about listening to the song while I turned the pages. Great book for kids.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Fatima

    The author illustrated real facts about Turkey in a natural and in fun way. He received a number of awards and honors for his artwork. I personally love “I am a Turkey” because “I am a Turkey” story provides facts and interesting information about the big American bird. For more enjoyment, teachers can download and use a song for grape children’s attention.

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