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I’M A TURKEY! by Jim Arnosky


by Jim Arnosky & illustrated by Jim Arnosky

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-439-90364-6
Publisher: Scholastic

Although not a Thanksgiving book per se, this title is seasonally timed to find its way onto many a display. Following on Gobble It Up: A Fun Song About Eating (2009), Arnosky delivers another picture-book folksong, “sung” to the tune of the classic “Talking Blues” (available via download). The amiable turkey narrator emphasizes turkey communication—“We PUTT and PEEP and SQUAWK and SQUABBLE— / Talking turkey. / Gobble, / Gobble”—along with other turkey facts. The master’s sense of humor and fine eye for wildlife detail is evident in every ruffled feather as the birds strut, snooze and even fly (at 50 miles per hour). The information slides down oh-so-easily in this good-natured nature romp. (Picture book. 3-7)