cover image Turkey Claus

Turkey Claus

Wendi Silvano, illus. by Lee Harper. Amazon Children’s Publishing, $16.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-7614-6239-2

Wacky, wild-eyed Turkey, last seen escaping the perils of Thanksgiving Day in Turkey Trouble, causes another seasonal flap in this silly, somewhat strained story. Determined not to be the main course at Farmer Jake’s Christmas dinner, Turkey hitches a ride to the North Pole, hoping Santa can win him a reprieve. But getting an audience with the very busy man requires clever disguises, and Turkey’s aren’t quite clever enough. When Turkey finally reaches Santa, he receives a costume idea—and new holiday menu—that save the day. Younger readers will find chuckles in Turkey’s holiday-themed getups and the end-of-story feast. Ages 4–8. (Nov.)