BOO TO A GOOSE by Mem Fox

BOO TO A GOOSE

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

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)
Pub Date: March 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-8037-2274-5
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Dial
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 1997




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