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Little Goose Hardcover – April 14, 2009


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Lexile Measure: 600L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Tricycle Press (April 14, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582461902
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582461908
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 10.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,614,911 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It’s hard to imagine a cozier story. Little Goose, a yellow gosling with a penchant for things that roll (balls, marbles, the number 8, the letter O), is trying to figure out why the concept of “round” is so comforting. Following a tried-and-true plot, the young animal moves along the beach to ask a series of amiable animals to solve his dilemma. Turtle notes his round rock makes him happy—but Little Goose just falls off. Frog says take a look at the flies zipping around in a circular fashion—but they just make Little Goose dizzy. Finally the gosling returns to his mother, where he finds that it is her embracing wings (not an egg, which some readers may predict) that he finds so wonderful. Idealistically rendered in whisper-soft pencil, the book has an old-fashioned appeal; except for one zany spread of Little Goose crammed into a mouse hole, the perspectives are kept as regular and soothing as the text. Occasional words in boldface—like Little Goose’s refrain of “Hoinkle-oinkle!”—make this a fun read-aloud option. Grades K-1. --Daniel Kraus

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Review, Genesee Valley Parent, May 1, 2010:
"Celebrating the special bond between mother and child, and full of fun rhymes and colorful illustrations, this book is perfect for reading aloud this Mother's Day!"

Review, Booklist:
"It’s hard to imagine a cozier story....Idealistically rendered in whisper-soft pencil, the book has an old-fashioned appeal; except for one zany spread of Little Goose crammed into a mouse hole, the perspectives are kept as regular and soothing as the text. Occasional words in boldface, like Little Goose’s refrain of 'Hoinkle-oinkle!'make this a fun read-aloud option." 

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Catherine W. Hughes on August 4, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Little Goose takes off in search of things that go "'round and round.'" Traveling around the pond in which he lives, from turtle's rock to frog's log to mouse's hole and back to his mother again, Little Goose realizes that it is actually his mother's "soft" wings which make him "cozy" and warm, "'round and `round,'" and back again. Children ages 3-6 will love to return to this circular story again and again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lucinda M. Marder on November 2, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I bought this delightful book for my granddaughter last spring. Its sweet story has a rhythmic quality that encourages a child's participation and involvement. We have enjoyed reading it over and over.
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By Colleen Cobble on June 4, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Little Goose is a wonderful book for children. Little Goose sets off on an adventure around the pond looking for what makes him feel comfy and cozy and ultimately finds that it's when he's home cuddled in his mama's wings that he feels the happiest. The story is so sweet and meaningful. My grandkids loved it.
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By Kristine Morgan on June 2, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Little Goose has a problem, he cannot remember the round thing that he was thinking of. So with mother's permission he goes on a search. Mother tells him as he leaves that if he keeps his left wing over the water he will come safely home.He has many adventures before he discovers what he was looking for .
David Mraz has done a nice job writing Little Goose. The story flows with a definate rhythym that makes it a joy to read aloud.I hope Mr. Mraz writes more books in the future.
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Format: Hardcover
What makes this picture book so delightful is the fantastic action-filled illustrations that are bigger than life as they fill the pages and bleed off the edges. They are bound to engage little tykes as someone reads the story to them.

-Hope Irvin Marston, author of EYE ON THE IDITAROD: AISLING’S STORY
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