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Picture Book Ten Turkeys In The Road Will Help Reading Is Fundamental Inc.

Do you think the traffic’s bad on your morning commute? At least you aren’t trying to navigate around 10 Turkeys In The Road!

Photo Credit: Marshall Cavendish Children's Books

This delightful new picture book, by author Brenda Reeves Sturgis and illustrator David Slonim, is a perfect gift for the young children in your house, and it’s just in time for Thanksgiving (not to mention the winter holidays). Published by Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books, it’s available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or wherever fine books are sold.

The 10 turkeys in the book turn out to be–and I’m not giving anything away here–circus performers, rehearsing their show. When a farmer drives by in his truck, they’re determined to get in his way. But there’s a reason for their hijinks, and kids will learn to count along with the clever turkeys as the story progresses.

Sturgis says that she hopes the children who read her book will laugh, dream, and believe that they can be anything they want to be. To help them reach their goals, she’s donating 10% of her royalties from the book to Reading Is Fundamental, Inc., or RIF, the nation’s largest nonprofit children’s literacy organization.

RIF’s goal is a literate America, one in which all children have access to books, so they can discover the fun and benefits of reading.

Did you know that nearly 2/3 of low-income families have no books in their homes? Each year, RIF provides approximately 15 million books to these families, helping kids develop a passion for learning.

In March of this year, Congress cut RIF’s funding. RIF is seeking grant funding for fiscal year 2012, but in the meantime, donations can make a difference. Visit the RIF website to learn how you can help.

Don’t let autumn slip away without reading 10 Turkeys In The Road to your favorite youngster!





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