Setting the Turkeys Free

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By Max, age 3, Day Nursery Federal Center, 2008

By Max, age 3, Day Nursery Federal Center, 2008

Last year around turkey time, I bought a fun book for the Day Nursery library called Setting the Turkeys Free by W. Nikola-Lisa with illustrations by Ken Wilson-Max (Hyperion Books for Children, 2004).  It is a simple story about a young boy who loves his painted turkeys so much that they take on a life of their own. We used this book to get a classroom of children at our Ft. Harrison Center excited about making turkey hand prints, one of which I scanned and made into Day Nursery Thanksgiving Day card (see my previous post for last year’s selection).  This beautifully illustrated book has now become part of a newly established Day Nursery marketing department tradition–the making of the official turkey card!  Today, I am pleased to reveal the “official” hand-print turkey for Thanksgiving 2008.  We thank Max, age 3, from the Day Nursery Federal Center for his contribution.  I also want to thank his teacher, Belinda Bailey letting us work with her students to create this year’s masterpiece.  Day Nursery Development Director, Beth Rodriguezand I enjoyed facilitating the creation of this artwork with all the children in her classroom.

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