Choose your book:
1. The Adventures of Ichabod * Book One: A Tiny Turkey’s Tale
2. The Adventures of Ichabod * Book Two: A Turkey’s Trip Through Time
Ichabod, the Turkey, is the star character in a series of stories introducing children to the adventures of a real turkey that lived in Nebraska. Full of adventure, humor, and magic, these stories will have children learning about the meaning of love, friendship, community, and family! Growing up on a ranch influenced so much of my life journey. I believe children from agricultural backgrounds learn an unlimited number of life lessons and values before others do. For me, there was an endless number of ways to learn respect on a cattle ranch. I was taught that if you respect your animals, they’ll respect you. I always admired Mom and Dad’s ability to efficiently work a group of cows and train horses. The animals in return would show them respect because they were never treated poorly. I believe compassion is a gift to be shared with everyone and everything. When I travel to read my book about Ichabod, my goal is to teach kids empathy. That it is important to be gentle and loving toward animals and other people. I wrote the characters in this book to serve as examples of compassion that kids can look up to. The story shows how important it is that they themselves become good examples to others through their actions of kindness.
Special care instructions: While reading, Dream Big and remember that Reading brings us unknown friends!
There is not a day that goes by that I do not thank God for my agrarian background and family heritage. It is my hope that the tales of Ichabod will inspire children to use their imaginations, develop word association skills, nurture their desire to read throughout life, and share compassion. ~Karla Maddux