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“A deft combination of fantasy, adventure, and coming-of-age themes.” -Booklist, November 1999

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A Plump and Perky Turkey
Written by Teresa Bateman
Illustrated by Jeff Shelly

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 11/1/2001
Bateman…handily delivers this rhyming tale with a tongue-in-cheek panache that does her tricky turkey proud. The verse is quick, rhythmic, and funny . . . Youngsters will applaud Pete's successful trickery even as they tuck into their holiday drumsticks.

Foreword Magazine, 12/1/2001
Bateman's text and Shelly's illustrations work as deliciously well together as turkey and all the trimmings. Bateman is an award-winning author and an elementary school librarian, perhaps giving her insight into creating a story that will tickle young readers. Shelly's pictures are busy and fun, with lots of autumn colors in the countryside, and wild colors and designs for the art show birds.