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Don't Let the Turkeys Get You Down

Don't Let the Turkeys Get You Down

by Sandra Boynton
     
 

They sit behind you in movie theaters.

They're ahead of you in line at the grocery store.

They handle your insurance claims.

WHO ARE THESE GUYS, ANYWAY?

Wonder no more!

Now, with this handy full-color field guide, you will be able to identify with confidence any turkey that comes along and won't go away.

Overview

They sit behind you in movie theaters.

They're ahead of you in line at the grocery store.

They handle your insurance claims.

WHO ARE THESE GUYS, ANYWAY?

Wonder no more!

Now, with this handy full-color field guide, you will be able to identify with confidence any turkey that comes along and won't go away.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Boynton's greeting cards featuring cute, likable animals have been deservedly popular. Here she uses similar critters in a book that aims to spoof human ``turkeys,'' who are like nerds but are self-confident, she writes. Although her drawings continue to be simple and appealing, the overall theme is too diffuse and the humor often feeble. There are familiar pokes at people who talk in movie theaters and who drop by for visits unannounced. There are ineffective word plays (prehistoric turkeys included the ``Cro-Turgnon,'' and Boynton is listed as a Ph.T.). And, inexplicably, a note to the reader is signed by the author, the publisher and ``William Shakespeare, bard.'' This is a jumble, and the gems (``the most distinctive characteristic of a Medical Turkey is its very large bill'') are too rare. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780894800139
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/1986
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Boynton is a popular American cartoonist, writer, and songwriter. Since 1974, Boynton has written and illustrated over forty children’s books and seven general audience books, including four New York Times bestsellers. More than 60 million of her books have been sold—“mostly to friends and family,” she says. She has also written and produced five albums of award-winning children’s music. Three of her albums have been certified Gold, and Philadelphia Chickens, nominated for a Grammy, is nearing Platinum. She lives with her family on a farm in New England.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
"Somewhere in rural Connecticut"
Date of Birth:
April 3, 1953
Place of Birth:
Orange, New Jersey
Education:
B.A., Yale University, 1974; attended University of California--Berkeley Drama School and Yale Drama School

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