A child relates a long list of things he would do before he'd say "Boo" to a goose.
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PreSchool-Grade 1?Bold-colored backgrounds smartly display Miller's highly textured paper assemblages, which look as though they could be plucked off the page. The paper?cut, contoured, layered, curled, and folded?has been given extra dimension through colored-pencil shadings and then effectively positioned to good effect. The text, a boy's recitation of the 12-plus reasons for not saying boo to a goose, includes "I'd dance with a pig in a shining green wig" and "I'd feed my pajamas to giant piranhas" and will have children quickly chiming in on the repeating line?"But I wouldn't say 'boo' to a goose." Readers will have to wait until the last page to find out why. In the classroom, this book could provide a model for youngsters to write additional lines of their own. Joseph Low's Boo to a Goose (Scribners, 1975; o.p.), a story about a boy who overcomes his fear of a mean old goose, will make a nice companion story.?Barbara Elleman, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
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Something is troubling the narrator of Fox's tale: ``I'd ride on a 'roo to Kalamazoo but I wouldn't say `Boo!' to a goose.'' He'd ``play with a snake'' if he found one awake, and he'd feed his pajamas to giant piranhas, but he ``wouldn't say `Boo!' to a goose.'' The rhymes are whimsical--he'd also ``gobble up snails from smelly old pails''--while Miller's three-dimensional, cut-paper collages are startlingly real. The piranhas sport menacing teeth, the trees that cling to a hillside look as if readers could climb them, and the butter that is consumed on the way to Calcutta is a mountain of individual golden slices. In words and art, a delightful mix of nonsense and verve. (Picture book. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Hodder Headline, Sydney, Rydalmere, 1996. 1st ed.. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition, pictorial cover (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (edge lightly creased), spine little faded. Unnum 28 pp. First edition. Australian children's picture story about a boy and a goose. The rhyming verse and large full-page 3D paper illustrations are delightful, and will appeal to any age. Bookseller Inventory # 28308
Book Description Hodder Children's Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Bookseller Inventory # G0340622539I3N00
Book Description Hodder Children's Books, 1996. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0340622539-2-4