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Run, Turkey, Run!
     

Run, Turkey, Run!

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by Diane Mayr, Laura Rader (Illustrator)
 

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With Thanksgiving only one day away, can Turkey find a place to hide from the farmer who's looking for a plump bird for his family feast?

Maybe he can hide with the pigs . . . or the ducks . . . or the horses . . .

Uh-oh! Here comes the farmer!

Run, Turkey, run!

Overview

With Thanksgiving only one day away, can Turkey find a place to hide from the farmer who's looking for a plump bird for his family feast?

Maybe he can hide with the pigs . . . or the ducks . . . or the horses . . .

Uh-oh! Here comes the farmer!

Run, Turkey, run!

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
"Turkey is having a terrible day." And what other kind of day would he have on the eve of Thanksgiving? He certainly won't be giving thanks if the farmer catches him. "Run, Turkey, Run!" Turkey spies the pigpen and hides in the mud. Maybe the farmer will think Turkey's a pig. Does he? "No! Run, Turkey, Run! / Muckity-muck, here comes the farmer!" Poor Turkey tries to be a duck and then a horse, but the farmer knows his animals too well. Turkey finally finds safety in the forest . . . until the family comes searching for a Christmas tree. "Run, Turkey, Run!" Mayr's onomatopoeic turkey escapes are a nice pair with Rader's energetic watercolors. Listeners will laugh at Turkey in a diving mask and giggle at the clankity-crunchity fun. Since the farmer's children look perfectly happy with a grilled-cheese Thanksgiving, here is a fine companion to Dav Pilkey's 'Twas the Night before Thanksgiving (1990). Sure to be a participatory storytime favorite. (Picture book. 3-7)
From the Publisher

“Mayr's onomatopoeic turkey escapes are a nice pair with Rader's energetic watercolors. . . . Sure to be a participatory storytime favorite.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Comical and full of feathered fun. . . they'll gobble up the humor.” —Booklist

“Light and humorous. . . [a] good choice for storytime.” —School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802784810
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
10/27/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
516,510
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Diane Mayr is a public librarian and the author of several books for children. She lives in Salem, New Hampshire.

Laura Rader is the author and illustrator of more than one hundred books for children, including Santa's New Suit and the popular What to Expect series by Heidi Murfoff. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Run, Turkey Run 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
VWgirl More than 1 year ago
This is my absolute favorite Thanksgiving book to read to my students. I am an early childhood educator and my students absolutely love when they get to "read" along with me. This is a story your children will ask you to read over and over again. This book reminds me of the story Jump Frog Jump in the way that the children get to participate in the story. This is definitely a must-have for Thanksgiving!
LauraIrrgang More than 1 year ago
What's not to like about a turkey running from the farmer the day before Thanksgiving? Kids will get a kick out of watching turkey scramble through the farm in an attempt to avoid becoming dinner. He tries to blend in with the other farmyard animals, but his disguises are not quite up to par. The publisher recommends ages 4 and up, but I think children as young as 2 1/2 would appreciate this tale. Best of all, they get to chime in on the refrain, "Run, turkey-run!"
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like this book because it is funny and the illustrations are really good. My favorite part was when the turkey hid in the mud like a pig! I think this book would be perfect for ages 4-6.