The Turkey Train

by Steve Metzger, Illustrated By Jim Paillot

Cartwheel Books
September 2013

Ages 3 – 5 . Grades PreK – Kindergarten

Library of Congress: 2012040594

Lexile measure: AD390L

DRA: 18

Guided Reading: K

When Betty, Bill, and Jane take the Turkey Train to Maine, getting there is half the fun! Join the ride: Adventure awaits before you even reach your destination. From playing games and puzzles to singing and dancing with rock and rollers, the turkey passengers have a great time. When the train reaches a winter wonderland in Maine, turkeys gobble up the opportunity by skiing, skating, and throwing snowballs at each other!

Children will love Steve Metzger's bouncing rhymes as well as Jim Paillot's cute and comical illustrations. Feast on THE TURKEY TRAIN for Thanksgiving fun!
Steve Metzger

Steve Metzger is the bestselling author of over sixty children's books, including Detective Blue, Pluto Visits Earth!, The Turkey Train, When the Leaf Blew In, Five Little Sharks Swimming in the Sea, and the Dinofours series. Steve lives in New York with his family.
Jim Paillot

Jim Paillot is the illustrator of the My Weird School series by Dan Gutman and the Secrets of a Lab Rat series by Trudi Trueitt. He lives in Arizona with his family. For more information, go to


  • Praise for PLUTO VISITS EARTH! (written by Steve Metzger and illustrated by Jared Lee)
    "The many folks who took the demotion of Pluto personally will find their love expressed here, while the scientific reasoning behind the unpopular descision is explained in a reasonable way. The simple, childlike text personifies planets and other space objects playfully." --BOOKLIST

    Praise for DETECTIVE BLUE (written by Steve Metzger and illustrated by Tedd Arnold)
    * "The madcap mystery will keep children--and adults--intrigued with tiny tips that point the detective and readers in the right direction." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review

    "Metzger and Arnold display a consistent wit on every page." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY


Paperback / softback

ISBN: 9780545492294

32pp. | 8 x 10