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Children's LiteratureThe reader never learns the name of the first person narrator in this book, but the illustrations reveal a creative little boy who loves art and his pet dog, Foxy. His work begins with a handprint turkey that grows to a flock in a Popsicle stick pen. When the dog morphs in to a prowling fox, the turkey adventure begins. Concepts taught include right and left hand recognition and foreground/background perception. There is also a sweet lesson about letting go of love—to see if it returns. The young boy's voice creates adequate drama to suspend disbelief and forget he controls the action. Collage illustrations complement the text with bright colors and shapes that engage pre-school and primary students. The story read aloud serves well as an introduction to a simple Thanksgiving activity. It is a tale within a tale about imagination and a useful text for emerging readers. 2004, Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, Ages 3 to 6.