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Gossie and Gertie (Gossie & Friends) Paperback – Import, January 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Series: Gossie & Friends
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd; New Ed edition (2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1406301191
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406301199
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 7.7 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,334,348 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Olivier Dunrea is the creator of beautiful and well-loved children's books. A painter and a sculptor, his work centers around medieval farms, farm animals, architecture, and folklore. He lives in a 100 year old Arts and Crafts house in a tiny, remote mountain village on the western edge of the Catskills Mountains. More of Olivier's art and life can be seen at www.olivierdunrea.com

Customer Reviews

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My son is 15 months old and loves this book!
Destiny J. Sample
The illustrations are adorable, the colors bright and captivating and the simple stories are very direct.
G. Dunshee
This was the first book my son ever read to me.
Jeremy Tarbush

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ulyyf on August 9, 2008
Format: Board book
Very cute and simple, both in pictures and text. Charming is the best word for the series.

Dunrea has a real gift at drawing emotions on geese. Even a very little child (and these books are just the right pace for babies and toddlers) can figure out what the geese are feeling by looking at the pictures.

And they're realistic, too. I can see an actual child bossing their friend like Gossie - and having a tantrum just like her too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Keith on October 11, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I've come to love Olivier Dunrea's books as much as my 2 year old son. They are so fun to read that I don't mind reading them over and over at the request of my son.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By molly1 on December 26, 2013
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
This is a great set of books for little ones 3 months to 2 years. They were favorites of both our grandchildren and I have given them as gifts to several little ones. They are simple, colorful and teach life lessons.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jason Kirkfield VINE VOICE on March 1, 2011
Format: Board book
I liked this book; I still do. But it was never a hit with my kids. You can usually tell which board books are popular by how worn they become. This one still looks like new. So either Houghton Mifflin developed some kind of breakthrough spit-resistant cardboard, or this one simply wasn't a favorite.

Perhaps the original non-board book version is longer and does a better job of involving the reader with the eponymous ducks? Because I think the emotional bond evident in something like Toot & Puddle is missing here.

Dunrea's illustrations are charming. And the book's message is worthwhile: Friends can be different and still be friends. I would not hesitate to buy this again, but this time for a friend's baby shower gift.

3.5 stars
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amber Norris on June 13, 2008
Format: Hardcover
What a wonderful little book. My daughter, who is soon to be 2 years old, reads this about a thousand times a day. She knows every single word by heart and she "reads" it out loud over and over. The illustrations are great, and the text is simple, and yet somehow, I never get sick of it. I am now searching to stock up on more Gossie & Gertie books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Medina on June 3, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is a cute sturdy book that my daughter loves and enjoy, she loves when I read to her so I already got her some other 4 books from the same collection. They are very durable, also, the illustrations are very cute and the story is endearing.I will keep buying them.
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By Julia on August 26, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Although the story revolves around two goslings, it is really the universal story of seemingly uneven friendships.
Gertie proves that it's OK to follow your own lead from time to time. Gossie's increasingly angry requests for her friend to follow her go unheeded, until she learns that sometimes it's OK not to be the leader.
The illustrations seem very simple at first, but are worth a closer inspection.
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By Unie Kettering on April 26, 2014
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
Gossie and Gertie adventures are delightful. We have read them over and over, by grandchildren requests, and never tire of hearing them.
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