Wheeler, Lisa and illustrated by Ansley, Frank Turk and Runt: a Thanksgiving Comedy 32 pgs. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2005. $6.99. (Rating: G)
Turk and Runt are Turkey brothers, living on a farm. Their parents favor Turk because he is big, strong, and handsome. But when people to come to the farm to pick out Thanksgiving turkeys, well Turk is naturally their first choice. But Runt seems to be the only one that understands the truth of their situation, and tries to save his brother.
While this book is pretty funny, I think there might be a few students that it will turn into vegetarians. The thought of a farm full of turkeys dreading their fate is reminiscent of Charlotte’s web, and can be quite depressing.
EL – OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie MLS graduate & Author.