Turkey Trouble is written by Wendi Silvano, illustrated by Lee Harper and read by Marc Maron. Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving… and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an idea–what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead? After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise to make this Thanksgiving the best ever!
Welcome to Storyline online brought to you by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. I’m Mark Marin, and today I’m going to read Turkey trouble, written by Wendy Silvano and illustrated by Lee Harper. Turkey was in trouble. Bad trouble, that kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving and you’re the main course. But Turkey had an idea. What if he didn’t look like a turkey? What if he look like a horse? Surely farmer Jake wouldn’t need a horse for Thanksgiving. His costume wasn’t bad. In fact, Turkey would just like a horse. Almost. Said Cao snob ors and around Turkey. I do know is me my turkey too sure. Said Cao, gobble, gobble, grumble Turkey. But looking at CAO gave Turkey a new idea. Surely farmer Jake would need a cow for Thanksgiving. Is costing wasn’t bad. In fat. Turkey. Like a cow. Almost like 9×9 snorted pig oink out. Is that you? Turkey? How do you know it was me ground turkey, too skinny said pig. Gobble, gobble, rumbled Turkey. But looking at Pig gave Turkey a new idea. Surely, farmer Jake would need a pig for Thanksgiving. His costume wasn’t bad. In fact, Turkey law, just like a pig, almost needed, she quit being a ham turkey. How do you know it was me wild turkey to clean said she gobble, gobble, grumbled Turkey. But looking at sheep gave Turkey and new idea. Surely farmer Jane wouldn’t need a sheep for Thanksgiving. His costume wasn’t bad. In fact, turkey look just like a sheep. Almost. Like a noodle, do crowed rooster. Bad idea, Turkey. As you know, it was me. How Turkey to brown, squash, rooster, gobble, gobble, grumble, Turkey. But looking at rooster gave Turkey a new idea. In fact, it was his best idea yet. He already looked a lot like rooster. This costume would be easy. Surely farmer Jake wouldn’t eat a rooster for Thanksgiving? Or would he? Rooster might be his next choice. Turkey worried, since roosters and turkeys look so much alike. Gobble, gobble. Farmer Jake came into the barn. Turkey, turkey, turkey, come out, come out wherever you are. Whereas the turkey S farmer, Jake’s wife, I don’t know. He said, I looked everywhere. Oh, dear. What will we do without a turkey for Thanksgiving? Well, we can always eat the rooster, I guess. Oh no, not rooster thought Turkey. He looked around desperately for one more idea. Then he founded his costume wasn’t bad. In fact, it was turkeys best yet. Ding Dong, Happy Thanksgiving. To order a pizza as farmer Jake’s white. Nope, he said, but it’s a good idea. So they all sat down, gobbled up 58. And it was turkeys best Thanksgiving ever. The, and so I chose this book because it’s pretty funny. I thought the turkey was, was clever with the costumes. And you know, I think when, when you’re in a bit of fear and a bit of panic and you have to figure out something to do to avoid something bad happening. Sometimes you got to think on your feet and I thought he did a pretty good job with that and he saved his buddy, the rooster two. So now he’s helping everybody out and everybody lives another year and just eats pizza. Thank you for watching Storyline online. Make sure to check out all of our stories. Keep watching and keep reading. (As provided by SchoolTube video transcript.)
Suggested Grade Level: 1st-2nd
Standards listed below are for 1st and 2nd grades but can be adapted to kindergarten standards.
CCSS.SL.1.1, CCSS.SL.2.1, CCSS.SL.1.2, CCSS.SL.2.2, CCSS.RL.1.7, CCSS.RL.2.7, CCSS.RL.1.2, CCSS.RL.1.3, CCSS.RL.1.5, CCSS.RL.2.2, CCSS.RL.2.3, CCSS.RL.2.5, CCSS.RL.1.1, CCSS.RL.2.1, CCSS.W.1.1, and CCSS.W.2.1
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