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DIARY OF A PET TURKEY by Joanne Ingis

Diary of a Pet Turkey by Joanne Ingis

This blog is a diversion to tell you about an event next Thursday, January 19th at 2:00 pm at the main branch of the Fairfield Public library 1080 Old Post Road in Connecticut on the 2nd floor in the children’s library.  I promise, I will return to storage next week.  The subject matter, that is.

Joanne Ingis, my daughter-in-law, is making a rare appearance at the main branch of the Fairfield Public Library. She will be giving everyone a treat reading and talking about her pet turkey and her new book “Diary of a Pet Turkey.”

If you want to hatch a turkey egg, ask Joanne.  If the eggs under your turkey hen aren’t hatching well, you can move them into an incubator for better hatching success.  Joanne did just that and then we watched and waited and waited and waited.  All eyes were upon this egg, mine included.

Hatched turkey egg

The egg had to be warm all over and turned three times a day which became the project of my grandson-turned turkey farmer.

Finally!  It cracked.  Out came a foot, out came a wing, out came a peep. She was small, sweet and squeaky, Squeaky like pushing a magic marker on a bulletin board.  That’s how she got her name, Magic Marker.

About the Author/Artist

Joanne Ingis makes her Blue Apple Books debut with Diary of a Pet Turkey. She home schools her sons, and the turkey in her story was one of their hands-on science projects. Based on a true story, this is a delightful tale of a suburban family and their pet turkey. Joanne Ingis takes readers on an unbelievable journey, from the hatching of the egg, to the naming of the turkey, to its incorporation into the family’s daily life.

Feather from Magic Marker

Magic Marker grew into a fluffy turkey running all around her new home.  Double click the link:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=bowmJ9RZOyk