Synopses & Reviews
Can a relentlessly cheery Mouse wear down a party-pooping Bear? The unlikely pair are back in a droll, utterly charming tale that early readers will celebrate.
Bear does not like birthdays. He doesnt like parties or balloons, cards or candles. In fact, Bear does not like anything to do with birthdays at all. He would much rather spend his birthday alone cleaning his house, but Mouse, small and gray and bright-eyed, has other ideas. The author and illustrator who created the best-selling picture book A VISITOR FOR BEAR return with another comedy about the curmudgeonly Bear and his eager friend Mouse, this time in an early-reader format.
and#147;Dunrea successfully adds to the and#145;Gossie and Gertieand#8217; cast with these endearing tales.and#8221; School Library Journal, Starred
and#147;With their simple watercolors and narrative, along with diminutive heroes who assert a budding independence, these tales demonstrate once again how well their creator knows his audience.and#8221; Publishers Weekly, Starred
"Pre-schoolers will relate to Ollie's point of view and delight in his humorous reactions to the new world he's discovering." Booklist, ALA
and#147;Dunreaand#8217;s keen awareness of young childrenand#8217;s concerns and quirks translates into charmingly simple illustrations and text.and#8221; Kirkus Reviews
"Dunrea's text...is packed with toddler-sized drama, and Gossie and Gertie easily assume the roles of older sisters dealing with a pesky but beloved younger brother." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"...the geese tromp, stomp, romp and jump around the farmyard in a way that is quite satisfying when read aloud." The New York Times Book Review
The lovable, unlikely pair from the "New York Times" bestseller "A Visitor for Bear" is back with another comedy. Can relentlessly cheery Mouse wear down a party-pooping Bear, who doesn't like birthdays? Full color.
Gossie and Gertie are waiting and waiting, but Ollie will . . . not . . . hatch! Olivier Dunrea's tale about the goslings' impatience for a new arrival will ring perfectly true for antsy older siblings everywhere.and#160;Thisand#160;brand-newand#160;Level 1and#160;Green Light Reader comes with a bonus audio download. Page-turn signals guide early readers.
Friends Gossie and Gertie are waiting and waiting for Ollie to hatch. They try poking, listening to, even sitting on top of his eggand#8212;but Ollie is Ollie and he will decide when it's time to hatch. Any child that has had to wait for a new brother or sister will find Ollie irresistible! Featuring the childlike sensibility and expressive watercolor illustrations Gossie and Friends fans love, this brand-new Level 1 Green Light Reader comes with a bonus audio download. Page-turn signals guide early readers.
About the Author
Bonny Becker is the author of a number of award-winning picture books and middle-grade novels. She lives in Seattle.
Kady MacDonald Denton is the illustrator of TWO HOMES by Claire Masurel and A CHILD'S TREASURY OF NURSERY RHYMES. She lives in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.