Children's Book of the Week: Turk and Runt

Turk and Runt: A Thanksgiving Comedy by Lisa Wheeler, Illustrated by Frank Ansley

This is a very silly book, from the same geniuses who brought us Wool Gathering, our most favorite book of sheep poems ever. Some turkeys on a turkey farm completely misunderstand why all those people are coming to buy them every year, except of course for the geeky scrawny younger brother (Runt, of course) who understands it all and saves the family. And then a little old lady wants to eat Runt, and the family saves him. Like I said, it’s very silly, and very fun, and I love the idea that a turkey (Turk) can’t decide whether he wants to be a dancer or a football player. Of course this is yet another book that just marks the inevitable march toward the day when Henry announces he’s a vegetarian.

Let’s see how many times I can fit the phrase “of course” into the same book review.

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