Enormous Turnip


Listen to the story read by Lisa Bennett (Storysacks Librarian). 2009

‘Enormous Turnip’ a classic story by Alexei Tolstoy and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.

Early Years Core Book List Title.

An old man plants a little turnip and it grows so big and enormous that he needs to get lots of help, from various people and animals, to pull it out of the ground. Follow the story using the laminated magnetic characters; then look at the children acting it out and see if you can put them in the right order.You can even plant your own seeds!

* Made by Myatt Garden teachers, parents and children 2003. New cloth sack and magnetic characters 2008 made by Lisa Bennett.