'The best books, reviewed with insight and charm, but without compromise.'
- author Jackie French

Tuesday 8 August 2023

Review: Bush Turkey

What do you know about bush turkeys, also known as scrub turkeys or Australian brush turkeys?

You'll learn lots about them in a funny way from Bush Turkey, written by Kate and Jol Temple, and illustrated by Rhonojoy Ghosh.

In this rhyming story a bush turkey runs out of the bush and into the suburbs. There Bush Turkey encounters builders working on a new house.

Bush Turkey is inspired by what he sees. He can build a bigger and better nest than ever before.

With his imagination running wild, Bush Turkey dreams of a mansion with a deck and pool. He'll need some new tools, and materials for construction. Perhaps he can 'borrow' them from the building site?

When Mollie the collie spies Bush Turkey making off with items from the building site, she's after him in a flash and chaos ensues. 

Will Bush Turkey's nest be a lovely home for his new chicks, or will it be a disaster? You'll have to read the book to find out. Look for the toad that appears throughout as well.

If you loved Bin Chicken and Winner Winner Bin Chicken Dinner, then you'll love Bush Turkey, too.

Bush Turkey is a crazy wild goose chase (or perhaps that should be bush turkey chase), and a great story to read aloud one-on-one or in a group.

Title: Bush Turkey
Author: Kate and Jol Temple
Illustrator: Ronojoy Ghosh
Publisher: Scholastic Australia, $18.99
Publication Date: July 2023
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781761124655
For ages: 4+
Type: Picture Book