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BooBoo (Gossie & Friends) Hardcover – August 30, 2004
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Reviewed with Olivier Dunrea's Peedie.
PreS. Similar in format and approach to Dunrea's picture books about Gossie, Gertie, and Ollie, these volumes introduce two new goslings. Boo Boo presents a little blue gosling who likes to eat; she walks around the barnyard happily devouring morsels left out for the hens, the goat, and the mouse. When she swallows a soap bubble, she begins burping repeatedly. Afterward, Boo Boo seems a little more discriminating about what she calls "Good food." Peedie features a yellow gosling who is a bit forgetful. Though he always wears his baseball cap, one day he forgets where he put it and searches for it without success. His mother reminds him to do a chore he had forgotten, and Peedie is elated to find his cap. Although the simple stories will please children, it's the cleanly designed and sometimes humorous ink-and-watercolor artwork that gives these small books their irresistible charm. The simple texts make these good choices for new readers. Carolyn Phelan
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Dunrea's simply charming ink-and-watercolor art reveals an endearing cast of diminutive critters.
It is the cleanly designed and sometimes humorous ink-and-water-color artwork that gives these small books their irresistable charm.
The ink-and-watercolor illustrations are as simple as the text, and small children will recognize and related to each story's tiny arc and resolution.
Dunrea's feathered characters have the look and feel of preschoolers rapt in their own discovery of the world.
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My disappointment does not lie in the book itself but in the kindle version. The formatting is all messed up. It only shows one page at a time. it had the words as printed as seen in the book addition but also typed in above the illustrations are the words from the previous page?! It's very odd and a bit confusing. We also have this problem with the Peedie book.
Duck and Goose books should be there also!