One spring evening a goose lands on a young girl's bedroom window sill. She climbs on the goose's back and together they fly north to the goose's nesting grounds. Once the eggs have hatched and the goslings learn to fly, the goose family returns south for the winter--and their new human friend is returned safely to bed.
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Kindergarten-Grade 2. A child in brightly striped pajamas hitches a ride on a migrating Canada goose, flies north to distant nesting grounds for the summer, avoiding hunters, electric wires, and other hazards, and finally makes the long return trip home. The sheer length of the birds' exhausting yearly journey comes through clearly. With their regular "Honk! Honk!" forming an emphatic refrain to the spare text, the odyssey, illustrated in large, simple cartoon watercolors, comes across equally well read aloud or silently. It provides a simple answer for new readers or pre-readers who may wonder just where geese go when they migrate, and why. A spread of information about geese and other migratory animals is appended. Steer children who want to know more to conventional nonfiction such as Roma Gans's How Do Birds Find Their Way? (HarperCollins, 1996).?John Peters, New York Public Library
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The team behind The World Is Full of Babies! (1996) allows readers to fly along with the child narrator on the back of a migrating goose. Once at the nesting ground, the geese lay their eggs; over the summer the goslings grow from little squirts to loud honkers. At the end of the season the geese and the girl head south, avoiding telephone wires and hunters' bullets. Ultimately the girl lands back in her soft, warm bed (with a comforter and pillow that look suspiciously downy). The watercolors are friendly and flighty, and facts on the last spread (ostensibly from the book the girl was reading before she fell asleep and dreamed the adventure) take care of questions that might arise from the tale. (Picture book. 4-7) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Kingfisher Books Ltd, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110753401142
Book Description Kingfisher Books Ltd, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0753401142