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by Alexei Tolstoy,Scott Goto

They pull and pull again, but will they ever pull that turnip up? Scott Goto breathes new life into this classic Russian folktale with bright colors and bold illustrations, making it accessible for even the earliest reader.
Download The Enormous Turnip epub
ISBN: 0152048839
ISBN13: 978-0152048839
Category: Children
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Alexei Tolstoy,Scott Goto
Language: English
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; 1-Simul edition (August 1, 2003)
Pages: 24 pages
ePUB size: 1295 kb
FB2 size: 1526 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 101
Other Formats: lrf rtf lrf azw

I am a preschool teacher ages 3 yrs. to pre-K and have told this story using a lovely home-made version out of felt. I always like to have extensions to my stories whenever possible. This gives me a way to introduce the story characters before moving on the next day with the felt story and the children acting out the parts (using masks downloaded from the internet after googling 'Enormous turnip). I hang the masks around their necks with yarn - that way their arms are free to "pull" the one in front of them. This has been "Enormous fun" for the children. We followed this with Farm week, and 3 little pigs week. A great tie-in book from Scholastic is "The Pigs Egg" . . . about a pig who finds a turnip and thinks he's laid an egg, just like his barnyard friends - VERY cute story and great tie-in to the Enormous turnip story. Tops & Bottoms also introduces root vegetables, etc and, though lengthy, very fun and captivating if you read it with enthusiasm. All-in-all . . . a great book with beautiful illustrations. So glad I took a chance on it!
A good book, I used it for English in my home school. It has a great message behind it.
Book in good conditions
A very nice story !
Great book for teachers doing a unit on friendship and teamwork. The illustrations bring this story to life. Great for beginning readers.
This is apart of the Treasure's adoption so it worked wonderfully in my classroom!
Interesting illustrations but the story is very uncomplicated and while it teaches a good lesson, it is not all that interesting for children.
The story: Man plants turnip. Man admonishes turnip to grow. Turnip obeys. Now what?

Turnip is simply so big that man must enlist help of grandmother, who enlists help of granddaughter, who enlists help of dog, who enlists help of cat, who enlists help of one of the largest mice I've ever seen to finally unearth the turnip.

"The Enormous Turnip" is a Level 2 book. And it is a good starting place for children who are beginning to read at this more difficult level. There is lots and lots of repetition that gives practice with not only new words, but a page that is increasingly busier with print.

Compared to Green Light Reader's Level 1 books, this book has slightly smaller print and many more words and sentences per page.

Still, my kindergartener didn't have too much trouble reading it. The word choices are simple and repetitive, and the only problem she had was loosing her place on the page due to the increase in number of sentences.

Three Stars. [C+]. Marvelous artwork. Colors are dark and rich and full of fun. A great opportunity to say, "Oh yes, my kindergartener (first grader...) loves Tolstoy. Story gets old quickly though due to the repetition.