Setting the Turkeys Free
A young boy uses his hands, paint, sequins, and everything imaginable to make beautiful turkeys in his picture. Soon his imagination takes over, and the turkeys take on a life of their own. But Foxy the fox is on the prowl. How can the boy hold tight to the turkeys he loves and keep them safe from harm? A child's voice and bright bold artwork capture the sweetness and humo...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 16th 2004 by Jump At The Sun
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Feb 02, 2010 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a sweet book; a boy uses his hands, some paint and his imagination to create a story about turkeys and a wily fox. Our girls have made a lot of turkeys this way and the bright, colorful illustrations are great to show off the little boy's creations. This is a good book to read during Thanksgiving, although it's not specifically centered around the holiday.
A young artist uses his painted palm to create a turkey and decorates it. As he adds more elements to his picture, a story unfolds. He makes a choice to solve the problem that arises and then has another problem to solve. An engaging read aloud for young children.
I read this book to my cousin's children at Thanksgiving, and we all loved it! Very creative and fun. It would be nice to accompany this book with a similar craft idea of the children making their own handprint turkeys and decorating them.
W. Nikola-Lisa's interest in writing books for young readers began as an elementary school teacher. He is the author of numerous books, including the award-winning Bein' With You This Way (Lee & Low), Shake Dem Halloween Bones (Houghton Mifflin) and the How We Are Smart (Lee & Low), recipient of the prestigious Christopher Award. As an accomplished storyteller and musician, Mr. Nikola-Lisa...moreMore about W. Nikola-Lisa...