Turk and Runt

Turk and Runt written by Lisa Wheeler and illustrated by Frank Ansley, is a Thanksgiving story told from the side of the turkey. Turk is a large talented turkey, with hopes of being chosen for a lead part in swan lake or on the Thanksgiving Day football team. However, his smarter, much smaller brother Runt knows how the holiday works. He outsmarts several turkey buyers and keeps his brother safe, until a little old lady spies a perfect little turkey that's just her size. Will Runt's family figure out the truth about Thanksgiving before it's too late for poor little Runt? This is a great picture book for young children who will just think it's a cute story to older children who will understand the humor of the situation. It may even have you thinking like my four year old son, "But why doesn't the turkey want to be eaten?" Very good question.

Image from Amazon.com  

Image from Amazon.com