Turk and Runt: A Thanksgiving Comedy by Lisa Wheeler

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  • Wheeler and Ansley return to the comical family dynamics they related so successfully in Wool Gathering for this turkey tale set on Wishbone Farm. While Turk's parents cluck with pride over him, little brother Runt sees Turk's assets as liabilities (" `He's a dancer,' said his mother. `He's an athlete,' said his father. `He's a goner,' said... Runt. But no one ever listened to Runt"). The younger fowl continues his sarcastic asides as he scares off a football coach and a ballet instructor who admires Turk's legs ("Look at zee size of zose drumsticks!"), until finally his family sees the light. This funny tale may well make readers consider the fowl's side of the holiday; they may even spare the turkey. Ages 4-7.

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  • In a turkey’s world, being an over-achiever is a surefire way to land your rump in the roaster. Unfortunately, the only one who can clearly see talented Turk’s future is his little brother Runt, whose predictions are ignored time and again.  While Mom and Dad are busy boasting about their eldest son’s accomplishments, the younger one is hard at work trying to save his brother’s life.  Kids love this hysterical story about turkeys oblivious of their Thanksgiving Day fate. Gobble, gobble!