|Turkey Trouble (Marshall Cavendish, 2009)|
But that's the farm-bred version, the white kind. Most of us think of wild turkeys--those colorfully feathered, chubby creatures that flock in meadows and fallow fields--when we allow ourselves to think of turkeys at all.
Actually, most Americans probably think of tracing their hands on brown construction paper.
Nevertheless. This week we look at some covers that are real turkeys.
Above/right, an evocative illustration, indeed, in Turkey Trouble, illustrated by Lee Harper, text by Wendi Silvano.
Next is this marvel. Detailed, almost regal, and that sweeping ribbon is really eye-catching.
|Thanksgiving Is . . . Gail Gibbons (Holiday House, 2004)|
|I'm a Turkey! by Jim Arnosky (Scholastic, 2009)|
|Setting the Turkeys Free by W. Nikola-Lisa, Ken Wilson-Max, illus. (Hyperion, 2004)|
|The Perfect Thanksgiving by Eileen Spinelli, Joann Adinolfi, illus. (Square Fish, 2007)|
|Turkey Riddles by Kati Hall and Lisa Eisenberg, illus. by Kristin Sorra (Puffin, 2005)|
|10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston, Rich Deas, illus. (Scholastic, 2004, board book version)|
|Albuquerque Turkey, adapted by B.G. Ford, illus. by Lucinda McQueen (Sterling, 2005)|
|Over the River: A Turkey's Tale by Derek Anderson (Simon and Schuster, 2005)|
|T Is for Turkey by Tanya Lee Stone , Gerald Kelley, illus. (Price Stern Sloan, 2009)|
|Five Silly Turkeys by Selina Yoon (Price Stern Sloan, 2005)|
So . . . tofurkey this year?
And now, for comparison's sake, the real thing:
BONUS COVER! Below: Not a turkey at all, but this Thanksgiving cover is just too darling to omit:
|One Is a Feast for Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale by Judy Cox, illus. by Jeffrey Ebbeler (Holiday House, 2008)|