A few years back I had made this flannel board out of laminated construction paper that had felt glued to the back of each piece. However, during my move between libraries some of the pieces have disappeared. I decided to try my hand at flannelizing this poem to make a new complete set.
For templates I simply used images from my computers clip art files. I want to give a special shout-out thanks to a coworker of mine, Korey, for helping me get to a happy-looking popcorn shape. Popcorn is tough to make out of flannel!
The Turkey Shot Out of the Oven
by Jack Prelutsky
The turkey shot out of the oven
and rocketed into the air,
it knocked every plate off the table
and partly demolished a chair.
It ricocheted into a corner
and burst with a deafening boom,
then splattered all over the kitchen,
completely obscuring the room.
It stuck to the walls and the windows,
it totally coated the floor,
there was turkey attached to the ceiling,
where there'd never been turkey before.
It blanketed every appliance,
it smeared every saucer and bowl,
there wasn't a way i could stop it,
that turkey was out of control.
I scraped and I scrubbed with displeasure,
and though with chagrin as I mopped,
that I'd never again stuff a turkey
with popcorn that hadn't been popped.
This poem can be found in either the book of the these two books:
- Something BIG Has Been Here written by Jack Prelutsky and illus. by James Stevenson, 1990.
- Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies selected by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton and illus. by James McMullan, 2009
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