MY GOOSE BETSY by Trudi Braun

MY GOOSE BETSY

Age Range: 3 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

From newcomer Braun, a delightful and simple story of how a mother goose goes about producing goslings. The narrator offers a brief physical profile of her farmyard goose, then explains that when Betsy gets the nesting call, she puts together a homey abode of straw and down and fills it with eggs. She sets on the eggs for a month, except for a daily stretch for a nibble and a bath; all the while the gander insures her privacy. And then the goslings emerge. It’s charmingly related in a subdued, musical voice that invests the story with all the natural rhythms of the act. Bendall-Brunello’s artwork is as inviting as the story and makes readers feel very much a part of the process. The earth-toned scenes show all the actions of the geese, creating a lovely link to the natural world and to a way of life that deserves just the kind of admiration generated here. (index) (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-7636-0449-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Candlewick
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1999




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