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Diary of a Pet Turkey

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  9 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
In this delightful tale, based on a true story, a suburban family adopts a wild turkey and raises it by hand. Joanne Ingis takes readers on an unbelievable journey, from the hatching of the egg, to the naming of the turkey, to its incorporation into the family's daily life. Young readers will love the story of a turkey being cared for rather than eaten at a holiday dinner! ...more
Hardcover, 36 pages
Published October 11th 2011 by Blue Apple Books
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Magic Marker the turkey (so named because of the squeaky noises she made as a poult – a young bird) describes her life with her human family as she goes from egg to adult bird. Interspersed with her observations are different facts about the differences between wild and domestic turkeys, where they live, what they eat, and more. Childlike cartoonish illustrations are perfect for this turkey’s diary – they look like kid art/turkey scratch. Focal points are in full color, while background details ...more
Oct 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: humane-education
This is an absolutely wonderful book that celebrates a turkey for who she is--a valued and loved family member, rather than just a slab of meat on a serving dish. It's always refreshing to find a turkey book with no mentions of cranberry sauce or gags about stuffing.

Vegetarian families are going to love this one!

Some vegans, however, may take pause at the fact that the pet turkey's (unfertilized) eggs are cooked and eaten by the family. I do not take issue with eggs obtained in this manner, but
Marlene Medina
Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
I would say the coolest thing about this book is the little diary that is attached on the back cover of this book! It's the perfect way to teach children about writing/journaling. I also love all the facts about turkeys! This would be an ideal read around thanksgiving. Great book! The illustrations are wonderful too.
Lisa Nagel
Nov 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: holiday, animals
A fun an original book on raising a turkey. Great illustrations and can be used to introduce the idea of keeping a journal or diary. Also good at Thanksgiving time to talk about Turkey facts, but there is no talk of eating one, the Turkey lives!
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