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Gossie (Gossie & Friends)by Olivier Dunrea
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Can there be such a thing as too many adorable penguins?
One day a penguin sees a most unusual sight: a hat floating in the icy water. Even more unusual? Out of the hat pops a baby penguin. But not just one baby penguin . . . or even two. But a third, and a fourth, and on and on! At first the mama penguin is happy for the company. Until she realizes that taking care of a family is very hard, very tiring work, and what she could really use is just a moment alone. Yet as newcomer Melissa Guion reminds us in her adorable debut picture book, alone time is all well and good, but, it's family time that's best of all.
Perfect for any mama penguin with a family, or classroom, full of mischievous little ones. And perfect for toddlers who will smile over all the little penguins and the silliness that ensues.
Praise for Baby Penguins Everywhere!
Once there was a penguin begins this story of the joys and difficulties that come with parenthood. . . . Superb composition leads readers from page to page, showcasing the birds antics. Spreads showing them playing in the snow, jumping rope, and tumbling are especially effective, and children will enjoy looking from group to group, discovering the variety of sports. This title can be used to talk about family, friends, and the occasional need to be alone.”—School Library Journal
[W]atercolor illustrations delight in the penguins sheer cuteness. A sweet picture-book treatment of penguins and parenting.”—Kirkus Reviews
"Guion's debut uses adorable penguins to salute the idea of taking time to recharge. . . They create instant, exuberant chaos, frolicking with scarves and waving their stumpy wings in the air. It's easy to enjoy their fun: Guion's forms are simple but expressive, and her spreads convey gentle excitement."—Publishers Weekly
Meet Gossie, a small yellow gosling who loves to wear bright red boots—every day. One morning Gossie cant find her beloved boots. She looks everywhere for them: under the bed, over the wall, even in the barn. Preschoolers will enjoy helping Gossie find her red boots and delight in where Gossie finally finds them.
Gossie, the first storyand#160;in the GossieandFriends series by Olivier Dunrea, is back in a new early reader edition. Simple text and expressive illustrations make this story perfect for level 1 readers. Look for the companionand#160;Gossie and Gertie early reader edition!
Gossie, the first story in the GossieandFriends series by Olivier Dunrea, is now available as an early reader! Gossie is a gosling who loves to wear her bright red boots every day. One day her boots go missing. Before long she finds them . . . on someone else's feet!and#160;This simple story of friendship and sharing, with its expressive illustrations and childlike gosling characters, shines in this new Level 1 Greenand#160;Light Reader. This is just the right book for young readers who are beginning to decode stories on their own. Features a bonus audio book download so kids can listen and read along. Look for the companionand#160;Gossie andand#160;Gertie early reader edition!
Perfect for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day . . . or any day!
When you're a mama penguin with lots (and lots) of little ones to take care of, the days can melt together in a blur. Monday: swimming lessons. Tuesday: sliding. Wednesday: waddling. And on and on. Mama loves her babies so much. Do they know, she wonders, just how much?
As it turns out, they do--because they love her just as much! And to show it, they surprise her with a thoughtful gesture of their own on Sunday.
In her companion to Baby Penguins Everywhere! Melissa Guion offers another adorable book for sharing between mother and child. A perfect Valentine's Day, Mother's Day—or any day—gift for the person who is always there for us.
About the Author
Olivier Dunrea is the creator of beautiful and well-loved childrens books. A painter and a sculptor, his work centers around farms, animals, architecture, and folklore. He lives in the tiny village of Narrowsburg, New York, in the Catskill Mountains.
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