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Gary and the Three Turkeys (Hardback)

Children's Books Colour Books

By Richard Guthrie
Imprint: RG Publishing
Pages: 40
Illustrations: 60
ISBN: 9781526749109
Published: 19th November 2018



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The poem 'Gary and the Three Turkeys' was the creation of Richard Guthrie, a frustrated student at Aberdeen at the time. Bored in a lecture one day, he etched out a rough doodle of an oversized young gentlemen in a baggy sailor's suit and recalling some fanciful tale of a portly old school friend and his penchant for food and especially turkey, the creative muse was stirred and verses began to flow.

The poem has since entertained many a household dining table, been the subject of insistent recital at a number of official functions and can be found, together with some of its author's own scribbled sketches, adorning many a wall from Yorkshire through to the Scottish Highlands. Entertaining all but the most Victorian of principle, it has proven a must have party piece for all ages, from those still attired in their school shorts right through to the blanket covered retirement recliners.

Now the 'Gary and the Three Turkeys' has been adapted into a book and a film (featuring Brian Blessed) and a game. By purchasing the book, readers get access to all three via QR codes of web addresses. In addition the book contains 35 pieces of augmented reality which can be view after downloading a free App (also featuring Brian Blessed).

I really enjoyed this story, it was well written and had a great flow to it – and it is a bit of a bonkers story – but in a good and fun way!

The illustrations were great and they worked really well with the story and helped to bring the book to life. I loved how the story rhymed and can see this one being a firm favourite too that is read more than once, especially in the lead up to Christmas!

The book has an app you can click on too to get online and you will get a lot more from the book so that is also pretty good – it is 4 stars from me for this one, an enjoyable story – highly recommended!!

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Scarborough News, 10th January 2019

Children of all ages will love Gary and the Three Turkeys. Firstly, I have to comment on the quality of the production of Gary and the Three Turkeys. It’s a really robust, heavy-weight, hard back with super glossy pages that will withstand many many readings... Gary and the Three Turkeys is a super book. It’s enormous fun with lots of added extras that I really recommend.

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Linda's Book Bag

Very cool book for kids!

As well as the story itself being hilarious, the free app you can download is awesome, which lets you see the pictures come to life almost as you're reading through! The app also lets you get onto the website where there are games and a film to go alongside the book - narrated by Brian Blessed, which is cool in itself. Played this with my young cousins and they loved it. Definitely recommended.

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