Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Turkey Trouble

Turkey Trouble

Wendi Silvano
Illustrator:  Lee Harper 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 7
Marshall Cavendish , 2009   ISBN: 978-0761455295

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Turkey is very worried. He does not want to be the “main course” in the upcoming celebration. What is a turkey to do in such a situation?

Well this turkey decides that he is not going to give up without a fight. Instead, Turkey gets an idea; he decides to disguise himself as a horse. The disguise is quite a good one considering, but as Cow points out, Turkey is “too short.”  Seeing Cow gives Turkey another idea and he proceeds to create a cow costume for himself – of sorts. Though the costume is very clever, it is not quite right. Pig thinks that Turkey looks too skinny, which makes the bird a not very convincing cow.

Repeatedly Turkey tries to make himself look like some other animal, and again and again he doesn’t quite pull it off. Is he going to end up on the Thanksgiving menu after all?

Animal loving children are sure to laugh out loud when they see the disguises that Turkey creates in his effort to hide his true identity. Best of all, they will like the funny, surprising, and very satisfying ending.