Young Readers to Witness the Incredible Bond of a Boy and a Turkey

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Lesson on friendship delightfully told in new picture book.

Gracing bookshelves with her storytelling prowess, children author Katherine Carlsen invites readers to embark on a journey filled with fun and lessons. Cobble, her new picture book released through Xlibris, follows the story of a young boy who bravely tries to save his best friend from harm, no matter what it takes.

A little boy who lives on a farm, Oliver could simply not imagine life without his best friend Cobble, a turkey. The two spend their days relaxing under the shade of trees in the backyard, searching for worms and bugs for Cobble to eat, and chasing each other in the summer sun. Cobble is simply lovable, funny and playful, that’s why little Oliver simply loves him. During the exciting days before Thanksgiving, Oliver and his sister, Tammy, overhear Mom and Dad plot a special turkey dinner. Alarmingly, Oliver realizes that he must do something. He and Tammy must save Cobble from ending up on the dinner table. But how can two little kids do that?

Bursting with vibrant and delightful illustrations glowing in every page, Cobble follows the exciting adventure of a unique pet and his master. This charming tale allows parents to impart to their children the importance of friendship and loyalty through a fun and enjoyable reading experience.

Cobble will be featured at the 2010 National Education Association Book Exhibit in New Orleans, LA, on July 1 to 3, 2010. Readers who wish to learn more about this book can log on to

About the Author
Katherine Ann Carlsen grew up on a farm in Riverside, California, with her hearing brother and deaf sister. Her parents kept many different animals including chickens and turkeys, which she enjoyed caring for with her siblings. Her children also shared the same love for animals while spending time at their grandparent’s farm chasing after later generations of turkeys and chickens.

After graduating from the California School for the Deaf in Riverside, Carlsen earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. in 1974. For the past thirty years, she has been an instructor of American Sign Language at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California, where she has shared many of her childhood stories with students, friends and family members

Cobble * by Katherine Carlsen
Publication Date: May 27, 2010
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4535-1173-2

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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