San Diego author imparts good behavior, morals in new children’s book

SAN DIEGO — Author Carrie Lynn Hooper discourages bullying in her new children’s book, “Andrew and the Wild Turkey,” which will be up for grabs nationwide this week.

“Andrew and the Wild Turkey” is about a boy who thinks picking on others is OK. While taking a trip to Florida with his family, Andrew and his brothers meet a toad named Eyes, who is very well known for finding animals and reptiles in the ponds and swamps. When Eyes finds out that Andrew wanted his help to find alligators so he could wrestle one, Eyes was not happy. Eyes warned the boys that bullies are not welcome and hopped off.

However, Brad and Andrew kept looking for an alligator. When they stumbled across Papa Dock, Andrew and his brothers soon learned that behaving this way was wrong in this values-centered kids’ read.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Hooper is an author who has a passion for writing children’s books that have morals. As a loving mother of two boys, she continues to be inspired to write and hopes that her books will touch the lives of children and adults alike. The author, who is based in San Diego, California, believes that both children and adults can always learn and grow from reading.


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