Cold Turkey (Hardcover)

Cold Turkey By Corey Rosen Schwartz, Kirsti Call, Chad Otis (Illustrator) Cover Image
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The Mitten meets How to Catch a Turkey in this absurd-yet-heartwarming read-aloud that's perfect for Thanksgiving—or anytime you're feeling ch-ch-chilly! Turkey woke up c-c-cold.
He wheezed, "It's ten degrees!"
I need to b-b-bundle up,
before I f-f-freeze!"

Sheep is shivering, Chicken is chilly, and Cow is quivering! Lucky for them, bundled-up Turkey is generous and shares his warm clothes with each of his barnyard friends. But once he's down to just his birthday suit, what's a cold turkey to do? (Not to worry—his friends will have him toasty again in no time!)

With rollicking rhythm and giggle-inducing illustrations, this heartwarming story of kindness is sure to be a hit with young readers at Thanksgiving, through snowy winter months, and all year-round!

About the Author

Corey Rosen Schwartz is the author of The Three Ninja Pigs, Ninja Red Riding Hood, and many other rhyming picture books. Corey hates the c-c-cold and spends winters c-c-curled up with a good book. She lives in New Jersey, but dreams of one day moving to the Caribbean. She invites you to visit her online at

Kirsti Call is the author of Cow Says Meow and Mootilda’s Bad Mood (co-authored by Corey Rosen Schwartz). Kirsti is almost always f-f-freezing and likes to b-b-bundle up in literary scarves and gloves. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and five little turkeys, and invites you to visit her online at

Chad Otis is the illustrator of Cuddle Monkey and the author and illustrator of Oliver the Curious Owl. Chad sometimes gets ch-ch-chilly in his home state of Washington, but keeps himself t-t-toasty by slurping espresso while he doodles. He invites you to visit him online at

Praise For…

We are so excited for this heart-warming new Thanksgiving kids’ book about a very kind and generous Turkey that shares his warm clothes with his barnyard friends on a very chilly day. ColdTurkey uses funny rhymes and giggly illustrations to teach youngsters about sharing and caring.—Margarita Polkowska, B&N Reads

"Told in rhyme, this story features the concepts of friendship, sharing, and problem-solving. It’s a riotous read-aloud, packed with entertaining alliteration, onomatopoeia, and puns.... With a generous spirit and happy ending, this entertaining read-aloud is a worthy addition to preschool classrooms and early childhood library collections."—School Library Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316430111
ISBN-10: 0316430110
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 9th, 2021
Pages: 40
Language: English