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Gossie Board Book (Gossie & Friends) Board book – Illustrated, February 12, 2007
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The first book in the preschool-perfect Gossie & Friends series by Olivier Dunrea about a small yellow gosling who goes looking for her missing boots and finds a new friend.
Gossie is a small yellow gosling who loves to wear bright red boots—every day. But one morning she can't find them!
This sweet story models social-emotional growth for the youngest children using simple language and adorable illustrations of baby farm animals. A family library essential that makes a perfect gift for babies and toddlers.
"Adding ample wry humor to both his spare ink-and-watercolor pictures and minimalist text, Dunrea imbues both goslings with distinctive, endearing personalities and chronicles experiences every preschooler can recognize." Publishers Weekly, Starred
"Two books that are sure to become favorites... Young children will ask to hear these stories again and again, and they're just right for little hands." School Library Journal, Starred
"The potent combination of toddler-appealing story lines and the charismatic charm of the illustrations assure that these smartly clad geese will be marching straight into the hearts of readers." Kirkus Reviews
Gossie and Gertie’s boots are made for walking; the books they so delightfully traverse are made for treasuring.
Horn Book, Starred
“Preschoolers are bound to ask for an encore reading, and they’ll probably ask for new boots, too.” The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books —
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 farms, animals, architecture, and folklore. He lives in the tiny village of Narrowsburg, New York, in the Catskill Mountains. www.olivierdunrea.com
- Publisher : Clarion Books; Illustrated edition (February 12, 2007)
- Language : English
- Board book : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0618747915
- ISBN-13 : 978-0618747917
- Reading age : 1 - 3 years, from customers
- Lexile measure : 300L
- Grade level : Preschool - 3
- Item Weight : 8 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.93 x 6 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #49,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Simple crisp drawings are on every page. I remember when my son was a baby and toddler that he was not enamored of the really modern artistic illustrations in some books I bought him as I was. I learned to stop buying those to read to him when he was young. This book keeps it simple.
It will never been a classic like Green Eggs and Ham or Hop on Pop but it seems good to me. I do not have any grandchildren yet to try out the book on.
Well, this one is his favorite of the Gossie books we have. I read this about a dozen times in a row today, and then five or six more times scattered through the day. It's bright and cheery and short enough to hold his interest, and the brilliant watercolor & ink drawings are eye-catching enough to hold mine! They are fun, quick, and very easy to look at - something I can't say for many of my son's other books.
I recommend any of these books to parents of toddlers. They are fun, short, and simple. This goes double if your kid is strangely captivated by water-fowl.