THE LITTLE GREEN GOOSE by Adele Sansone

THE LITTLE GREEN GOOSE

Age Range: 4 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

PLB 0-7358-1072-9 The Little Green Goose ($15.95, PLB $15.88; Apr.; 32 pp.; 0-7358-1071-0, PLB 0-7358-1072-9): Single fatherhood gets a boost in this identity tale of a goose who yearns for a child. When the egg he adopts hatches into a brilliantly colored green dragon, the other members of the barnyard make fun of his child’s origins, noting the differences between offspring and parent. To the delight of readers, the text never refers to the creature as anything but a green goose, and the underlying message of the tale—that love, not biology, makes a family—will reassure listeners. Whimsical illustrations capture the gamut of emotions and the last spread could serve as an advertisement for contentment. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-7358-1071-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: NorthSouth
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1999




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