Turkey Trouble – Picture Book Review

Turkey Trouble #1 By Wendi Silvano
Illustrated by Lee Harper
Published on May 23, 2012

It’s not easy being a turkey this time of year. But this turkey has a plan!


Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving . . . and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an idea–what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead?

After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise to make this Thanksgiving the best ever!


He may not have a name other than ‘turkey,’ but he is fairly clever and knows what he does have is friends on the farm. Friends that will let turkey try to blend in with them using costumes. Because if he doesn’t look like a turkey then Farmer Jake won’t be able to find him for Thanksgiving dinner.

First, he tries to be a horse. He puts on a saddle and uses the back of a brush to be the mane. Then he tries to be a cow, followed by a pig, a sheep, a rooster…and a pizza delivery person? Everyone loves pizza.

Such a cute story about the lengths one turkey will go through to make sure he is not on the Thanksgiving dinner table. The disguises he comes up with are really cute, but never perfect enough to make you (and Farmer Jake) think he could truly pass as another farm animal. Thank goodness the family decides to try pizza instead for Thanksgiving because I’m not quite sure how many more options turkey had for costumes. But then again, he is a pretty clever turkey and I’m sure he could come up with something.

Rating: 4 stars

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