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Albuquerque is a turkey.
And he’s feathered,
And he’s fine…



What a cheerful, animal-friendly twist on Thanksgiving! Lively rhyme—which kids can sing to the tune of “My Darling Clementine”—captures the heartwarming friendship between a man and his pet turkey. As the holiday approaches, and the man begins to shop and cook, Albuquerque starts to get nervous. Will he end up as di
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Hardcover, 36 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Sterling (first published December 31st 2005)
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Peacegal
Sep 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: humane-education
I fondly remember singing this song in second grade music class. Many years later, "Albuquerque Turkey" remains a fun holiday staple during the fall season.

In a culture that celebrates a turkey carcass on the table at Thanksgiving, the "Albuquerque Turkey" song and book provide an alternate view of a turkey as a friend and a new holiday tradition that features "Egg Foo Young instead." (Some other versions of the song have the singer eating "pumpkin soup instead.") This is a wonderful, validating
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Fayola
Nov 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is such a great book to read to young children during the thanksgiving holiday, it shows how a man and his turkey are great friends and you don't have to eat a turkey for thanksgiving...instead you can eat many different things. This book has such an adorable concept to it. Good read
Casandria
Nov 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Turkeys are apparently the best pets ever. And they can talk...?
Kristi
Nov 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
Quirky new words sung to the tune of "Oh My Darlin' Clemetine" that Anthony just "gobbled" up! I think we'll have to buy this one to pull out for each Thanksgiving. Very cute:)
Meg McGregor
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-to-lexi
What a wonderful Thanksgiving book. This turkey certainly has the life.

For added fun, sing the verses to the tune of My Darling Clementine!
Christina
Oct 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Christopher wanted me to read it over and over and over! You can also sing it to the tune of Oh, My Darlin'. It's very cute!
Ashley
Nov 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My kids love reading this for Thanksgiving.
Rebecca
Jul 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
This story is so fun, it is sung to the tune of "Oh My Darlin', Clementine" and the pictures are adorable.
Annie
Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: misc, 5-stars
This is a fun read for kids and adults!
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