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Preview/Review Jim Henson’s The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow

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Preview/Review Jim Henson’s The Musical Monsters of Turkey HollowSo it seems Jim Henson was a lot more prolific than I gave him credit for, according to Karen Falk’s (of the Jim Henson Archives) foreward he and Jerry Juhl would sit, spinning yarn after yarn, idea after idea. This one’s found its way to Henson go to artist Roger Langridge. It’s that tale of a picturesque small town by the name of Turkey Hollow. In the 1960’s Turkey Hollow had the distinction of being “The Turkey Capital of New Hampshire”, a small town full of nice people they had no clue the forest by the brook held a secret…

In 1668 something came from the sky crashing to the ground, where it lay for 300 years. All that time something was inside, waiting, sleeping and when little Timmy and his sister Ann sat nearby practicing guitar it awoke! And creatures came to investigate the musical interruption. And wouldn’t you know it? They’re adorable! This is a very cute story reminding us to live and let live, it comes complete with the weird creatures everyone fears, the crazy Aunt taking care of the orphaned (?) kids, the grumpy meddling neighbor bent on having everything his way, and of course the well-meaning and intelligent sheriff.

This is why we love him, he creates fables we can love and pass on to the little ones…

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 The clothes and music styles may seem a little dated but the message is a good one and the art and story-telling are wonderful. This is a book I could see picking up and reading with my kids on Thanksgiving…

Jim Henson Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow HC
Created by: Jim Henson & Jerry Juhl
Writer: Roger Langridge
Artist: Roger Langridge
Colors: Ian Herring
Age: All-ages
On Sale: October 01, 2014
Publisher: Archaia
Diamond Id: AUG141177
Format: HARD COVER
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 978160886434852499

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