Don't Let the Turkeys Get You Down

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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 ...

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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.

Presents descriptions of the various "turkeys" of contemporary life in all fields--repairmen, restauranteurs, professionals--as well as comments on "turkeys" in general.

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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780894800139
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/1986
  • Pages: 108
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Boynton

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.

Biography

In the 1980s, it was hard to enter a gift shop without seeing Sandra Boynton's name. Her humorous pen-and-watercolor cartoons of hippos, ewes, and her famous turkeys (you know, symbolizing the human ones in life who can get you down) were emblazoned on cards, mugs, stickers, stationery...and of course, her wonderful, wacky books, the first of which was 1979's Hippos Go Berserk! .

Boynton began her career as a greeting card illustrator with aspirations of theater directing; but having a family changed her focus, and she began devoting herself full-time to art. Her board books, filled with goofy animal illustrations and rhyming verse, are toddler staples. But their appeal to adults is undeniable, and she has also written a number of humor books for the general public.

Given the rhythmic, buoyant style of her writing, it was only natural that Boynton would become involved in companion music to her books. From the '90s on, several of her titles included accompanying CDs, culminating in the 2002 release of Philadelphia Chickens, a CD-book extravaganza written with composer Michael Ford and featuring musical performances by several high-profile stars.

Who knows what lies ahead for this irrepressible force of nature? If there's one thing Sandra Boynton has proved in the course of her remarkably diverse career, it's that she's not lost her capacity to surprise us. (Thank heavens!)

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

Table of Contents


PREFACE

THE MEANING AND DERIVATION OF -_TURKEY-"

PART ONE

TURKEYS IN GENERAL

PART TWO

THE PROFESSIONAL TURKEY

PART THREE

TURKEYS AT LEISURE

AFTERWORD

APPENDIX

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