Congratulations on your upcoming October release of Cold Turkey! I love the way this book celebrates compassion, giving, and gratefulness with doses of humor, too! All of the THINK QUICK themes and events below appear in your book. Let’s see which way you lean.
Remember… THINK QUICK!
On Helping Others:
Help yourself or others first?
Kirsti and Corey: If I were Turkey, I’d help others first.
Give everything you have or in moderation?
Kirsti: Again, if I were Turkey, I’d give everything.
Corey: Depends on who I’m giving to.
Put yourself in their shoes or wear the shoes?
Kirsti and Corey: Give them more shoes?
On Being Cold:
Cover your head or feet first?
Kirsti: I always like to plunge headfirst—so hats are essential.
Corey: My feet! Always sleep in socks, even in the summer.
Cold turkey or a little at a time?
Kirsti and Corey: Cold turkey, definitely.
On Farm Animals:
Turkeys or cows?
Kirsti: Both are mooovelous!
Corey: Cows. No moo-stake about it.
Treat others how you like to be treated or how they like to be treated?
Kirsti and Corey: Both.
On Winter Weather:
Bring extra layers or just bundle up?
Kirsti: I’m always c-c-cold, so I always b-b-bundle up.
Corey: Bring lots of extra layers so I can share if necessary.
Every little bit counts or equal shares?
Kirsti: If we were talking about food, I’d try not to gobble more than my equal share. But, for teamwork, every little bit counts!
Corey: Every little bit counts.
On Books: (wink, wink)
Cold Turkey or Cold Turkey?
Both: C-c-cold Turkey!
Carrie’s Review of Cold Turkey
This catchy title delves beyond the expected! Featuring super cold barnyard buddies who warm up to one very giving turkey, perfect rhyme, and udderly humorous illustrations (a cow with an udder-scarf? I’m sold!), this story is sure to prompt kids to beg for the reread. And it S-S-SUPER f-f-fun to read aloud, whether your c-c-cold or not!
Kirsti Call co-hosts the PICTURE BOOK LOOK podcast and co-runs ReFoReMo. She’s a critique ninja and elf for 12×12, a blogger for Writers’ Rumpus, and a Rate Your Story judge. She’s judged the CYBILS award for fiction picture books since 2015. She's a therapist trained life coach for creatives and she's the author of MOOTILDA’S BAD MOOD (Little Bee), COW SAYS MEOW (HMH) and COLD TURKEY (Little Brown) which release on October 12th! Kirstine has an MSW from Boston College and is represented by Charlotte Wenger at Prospect Agency.
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.
Web site: www.coreyrosenschwartz.com
With that, the ReFoReMo blog and challenge says its final goodbye!
Keep writing reviews, analyzing mentor texts, and writing what makes your heart happy!
Carrie Charley Brown & Kirsti Call