Don't worry. The title of this post is not a confession by yours truly. Instead, it refers to Jim Arnosky's goofy, sunny-colored picture book devoted to wild turkeys. I'm a Turkey!, written for the youngest readers (aged 2-5), conveys real facts in its rhyming text. (Real facts aside from the first-person narration, that is.) "A great big bird weighing fifteen pounds/take some time getting off the ground." Yes, turkeys fly. They also roost in trees at night, as the all-turkey sunset silhouette demonstrates. A quick read-aloud and a must for anyone who has ever practiced gobbling*, the book has this reader hoping that the local flock will soon make an appearance.
*Okay, you got me. That could be a confession right there.
Arnosky, Jim, I'm a Turkey! Scholastic Press, 2009. ISBN-10: 0439903645. ISBN-13: 978-0439903646.