Turk’s parents are proud of him, the biggest, strongest, most graceful bird at Wishbone Farm. “He’s a dancer,” says his mother. “He’s an athlete,” says his father. “He’s a goner,” says his little brother, Runt.
But no one ever listens to Runt — even after people with seasonal plans and roasting pans begin showing up at Wishbone Farm, or even after the juiciest turkeys are chosen, one by one. “Chosen for what?” Turk asks. No one wants to hear Runt’s answer. But you will laugh at what he has to do to get his family’s attention. They are, after all, turkeys.
This fun Thanksgiving book can be used in speech therapy to target sequencing, inferencing and predicting. It is also great for noticing illustrations and for targeting rich vocabulary and comparing and contrasting character personalities! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Turk and Runt: A Thanksgiving Comedy in speech therapy below: