Setting the Turkeys Free by W. Nikola-Lisa

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A young boy uses his hands, paint, sequins, and everything imaginable to make beautiful turkeys in his picture. Soon his imagination takes over, and the turkeys take on a life of their own. But Foxy the fox is on the prowl. How can the boy hold tight to the turkeys he loves and keep them safe from harm? A child's voice and bright bold artwork capture the sweetness and humor in this warmhearted story.
 

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W. Nikola-Lisa is the author of numerous award-winning children's books. He is also a professor of education at National-Louis University in Evanston, Illinois. Nikola-Lisa lives in Chicago and you can visit him at nikolabooks.com. Rebecca O'Connell says, "In eleven years as a librarian, I've led more than 2,000 story times. The rhythm and pacing of a read-aloud got into my head and came out as "The Baby Goes Beep."" Ms. O'Connell lives in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, with her husband, son and three cats. Ken Wilson-Max says, "When I first read "The Baby Goes Beep" text, I immediately liked its liveliness and sense of fun. Then I worked out my vision of the baby's day. Mr. Wilson-Max trained as a graphic designer in Zimbabwe, where he was born. He now lives in London, where he illustrates picture books in a variety of formats.
 
Published August 16, 2004 by Hyperion Book CH. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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The boy starts out making a hand-print turkey, an American art-class staple, but then decides to populate his big piece of taped-down paper with more turkeys to keep that one company.

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