As you bask in this glorious day, eating lots of food, gawking at the Diary of a Wimpy Kid balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (wish my apartment was just a leetle closer to the parade route) enjoy this fabulous and fun article by Rocco Staino that appeared recently in Huffington Post: Turkeys: The Misunderstood Poultry of Kid Lit. Noting that other birds get a far fairer shake, Rocco notes, “Alas, the poor turkeys gets little play from children’s authors. The only use of turkeys is as a character who runs afoul of pilgrims or is trying to avoid a place on not at the diningroom table.” Come for the article. Stay for the slideshow.
Happy Thanksgiving, one and all!