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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!
Wendi Silvano's comical story is perfectly matched by Lee Harper's watercolors.
From School Library Journal
PreSchool- Grade 3—As Thanksgiving approaches, Turkey fears that he will be the centerpiece of the holiday meal. Thus begins his quest for the perfect disguise so he won't be found when the time arrives. He ties a brush on the back of his head and wears a tiny saddle because surely no one would eat a horse for dinner. But the animals still recognize him. He tries to become a cow, a pig, a sheep, and a rooster. He does not look like any of them. When he hears Farmer Jake tell his wife that if they can't find the turkey, maybe they should eat the rooster for dinner, the protagonist comes up with the perfect ruse. This book is as silly as Denys Cazet's offerings about Minnie and Moo (HarperCollins) and just as funny. Harper's comical watercolor illustrations pair naturally with Silvano's clever, filled-with-wordplay text. A first choice for holiday collections.—
Mary Hazelton, Elementary Schools in Warren & Waldoboro, ME END
"Stuffed with clever wordplay, groanable puns, and easy-to-ham-it-up animal sounds, the chuckle-inducing narrative makes a crowd-pleasing read-aloud. Turkey's getups are exuberantly silly and the animals' sardonic facial expressions are sublime." -School Library Journal
"Kids will eat this up this clever and comical tale."
"This book is as silly as Denys Cazet's offerings about Minnie and Moo and just as funny. Harper's comical watercolor illustrations pair naturally with Silvano's clever, filled-with-wordplay text. A first choice for holiday collections." -Publisher's Weekly
About the Author
Author Wendi Silvano was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has lived in Oregon, Colorado and Peru. Silvano taught preschool and elementary school for 11 years, and now writes from her home in Grand Junction, Colorado. She has won several writing awards, including The Children’s Choice Award and The EdPress Award for Excellence in Children’s Magazine Fiction. Lee Harper is a children’s book author/illustrator living with his family in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Lee is the illustrator of
Woolbur by Leslie Helakoski (HarperCollins 2008),
Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano (Marshall Cavendish 2009), and
Snow! Snow! Snow! which he both wrote and illustrated ! (Simon and Schuster 2009). Besides writing and illustrating Lee loves to visit schools.