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Turkey Tot
by George Shannon
Jennifer K. Mann, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 8 x 10 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823423798 | 07-01-2013

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: KINDERGARTEN | Age: 3 to 6

Themes: Thanksgiving, Animals/Fiction, Humor
Recommendations: C, H, K, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
K-1: RL. 2, 3, 7, 9

About the Book
No sweet treat today. Those yummy-looking blackberries are out of reach.

But Turkey Tot has found some string. He asks his friends to help him find a balloon so they can float up to the berries. But the friends find the idea preposterous.

"He's been different since the day he hatched," says Hen.

Turkey Tot doesn't find balloons . . . or sticks for a ladder or a board for a teeter-totter; but he does gather two cans, a hammer, and nail—and voilĂ ! Stilts help Turkey Tot reach the berries.

Budding engineers and other creative-minded kids will love Turkey Tot's optimism and can-do spirit.


Click here for a Q&A with debut illustrator Jennifer K. Mann!


"Turkey Tot thinks outside the box. He's hopeful, imaginative, and persistent. . . . This picture book, like its protagonist, is a bona fide winner."-School Library Journal

"A determined turkey gets the sweet, juicy, high-hanging berries . . .Then he shares them . . . Good for Turkey Tot: freethinking, resolved, generous."—Kirkus Reviews