Children's LiteratureA pointer bird dog is in search of quail when he comes upon Mother Turkey who tells him that someone has been stealing her eggs. The dog attempts to solve the mystery by asking Raccoon and a family of skunks if they stole the eggs. Finding another turkey whose eggs have been stolen leads him to a solution. Why not put all their eggs together? The turkeys balk at first, but with the help of this kind dog the rest of their babies are saved. Shades of brown and green create the background scenes for the realistic animals in this "Holiday House Reader, Level 2" series book. It is written in the first person from the dog's point of view. He is, indeed, a sympathetic character and definitely the turkeys' best friend. With its themes of problem-solving and gentle caring for others, this will be popular all year. It will find a special place around Thanksgiving and introduces beginning readers to wild turkeys. 2005, Holiday House, Ages 5 to 7.