Synopses & Reviews
andldquo;With diminuitive heroes who assert a budding independence, these tales demonstrate once again how well their creator knows his audience.andrdquo; andmdash;Publishers Weekly, starred review
Gideon likes to splash with the ducklings, hop with the frogs, play chase-the-piglets, and scamper all over the farmyard. But one thing busy Gideon does not want to do is take his nap, no matter how many times his mother asks . . . until he gets tired, of course.and#160;This Level 1 Green Light Reader is perfect for new readers, and features a bonus audio book download so kids can listen and read along. Look for the rest of the GossieandFriends early reader editions!
"Gideon, 'a small, ruddy gosling who likes to play,' joins Gossie and the other goslings on Dunrea's farm. Always on the move, Gideon chases a piglet, plays 'tag-the-mole,' leaps over a frog, and listens to bees buzzing in their hive always with his octopus toy in tow. No naps for Gideon, no matter what mother goose says, but a day of barnyard shenanigans has a way of tiring out a gosling. Dunrea's charming world of tiny adventures should continue to enchant toddlers. Available simultaneously: Gideon & Otto. Up to age 3." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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
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;Dunreaand#8217;s keen awareness of young childrenand#8217;s concerns and quirks translates into charmingly simple illustrations and text.and#8221; Kirkus Reviews
"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
"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
...Ravenous Booboo enjoys circular adventures replete with the repetitive phrases in which toddlers revel.
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Dunrea's simply charming ink-and-watercolor art reveals an endearing cast of diminutive critters.
It is the cleanly designed and sometimes humorous ink-and-water-color artwork that gives these small books their irresistable charm.
The ink-and-watercolor illustrations are as simple as the text, and small children will recognize and related to each story's tiny arc and resolution.
Dunrea's feathered characters have the look and feel of preschoolers rapt in their own discovery of the world.
School Library Journal
"As with the earlier books, preschoolers and their caretakers will be amused by these oh-so-familiar battles." and#8212;Horn Book
Meet Gideon, the newest addition to Olivier Dunreaand#8217;s gaggle of adorable goslings! Gideon likes to splash with the ducklings, hop with the frogs, play chase-the-piglets, and scamper all over the farmyard. But one thing busy Gideon does not want to do is take his nap, no matter how many times his mother asks . . . until he gets tired, of course.
Another darling gosling makes his debut in this spunky story, with Olivier Dunreaand#8217;s perfectly pitched storytelling and illustrations that Gossie and Friends fans have come to cherish.
There are many kinds of quiet: Quiet can be delicate.
Quiet can be thundering!
Quiet can be sweet,
and can most definitely help you fall asleep. With kid-centric descriptions and irresistible artwork, this gentle picture book explores all the different quiets that can fill a childs days from morning
Meet the newest member of the GossieandFriends gang! Gideon is a small, ruddy gosling who does not like to nap. He spends his day playing with his friend Otto, the stuffed octopus--and avoiding Mother Goose's orders to go to sleep. A perfectly-pitched board book that will be identifiable for both preschoolers and their parents.
"With diminuitive heroes who assert a budding independence, these tales demonstrate once again how well their creator knows his audience." --Publishers Weekly, starred review
Gideon likes to splash with the ducklings, hop with the frogs, play chase-the-piglets, and scamper all over the farmyard. But one thing busy Gideon does not want to do is take his nap, no matter how many times his mother asks . . . until he gets tuckered out, of course.
Dunrea's understated humor and signature illustrations make this one spunky gosling story that his preschool fans (and their parents) won't want to miss!
Friends Gossie and Gertie are waiting and waiting for Ollie to hatch. They try poking, listening, even sitting on top of his eggand#8212;but Ollie just wonand#8217;t come out.
Ollie is Ollie and he will decide when itand#8217;s time to hatch. Fans of Gossie and Gossie and Gertie will find Ollie just as charming and delightful as the first two books. Any toddler that has had to wait for a new brother or sister will find Ollie irresistible.
Gossie wears red boots, Gertie wears blue boots, but Ollie has no boots. Stomping bootless after Gossie and Gertie as they tromp in the straw, romp in the rain, and jump over puddles in their colorful boots leaves Ollie frustrated. Little Ollie decides he really wants his own pair of boots. . . but what will he do if he gets them?
Any toddler who has had to keep up with an older brother or sister will relate to Ollie as he finds his own way in the barnyard.
Peedie is a small yellow gosling who sometimes forgets things. But he never forgets to wear his lucky red baseball cap. He wears it everywhere. Until he puts it in a secret place.
BooBoo is a curious blue gosling who likes to eat. She likes to eat everything. Well, almost everything.
A spunky story about another of Dunrea's darling goslings who wants to assert his independence! Perfect for the beginning readers crowd, this lovable GossieandFriendsand#160;installment isand#160;now a level 1 Green Light Reader. Includes bonus audio download.
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There are many kinds of quiet:Quiet can be delicate.
Quiet can be thundering!
Quiet can be sweet,
and can most definitely help you fall asleep.With kid-centric descriptions and irresistible artwork, this gentle picture book explores all the different quiets that can fill a childand#8217;s days from morning
"Aand#160;delightful and enchanting choice for storytime or sharing one-on-one."and#8212;School Library Journal,starred review
"The most moving scenes leave space for imagining.'Best friends don't need to talk,' for example, is illustrated with a blissful scene of togetherness that children will relate to their own lives."and#8212;Booklist
"This treasure of a bookand#8212;which is appropriately gentle in both its understated text and artworkand#8212;catalogues many sorts of quiet that readers will recognize instantly."and#8212;Publishers Weekly
"This gallery of quietude works for bedtime or calming down while also acknowledging that some quiet moods are less than happy...The final sequenceand#8212;a nighttime car ride in the snow, peaceful steps to bedtimeand#8212;makes a comforting end. Soothing and layered."and#8212;Kirkus Reviews
"Sweet and hypnotizing, but not too simple, Renata Liwska's illustrations giveThe Quiet Booka sense of magic." and#8212;The Huffington Post
Deborah Underwood has written many books for children. She lives in San Francisco and loves "cat sleeping on your stomach quiet" and "smelling lilacs quiet." Visit her online at www.DeborahUnderwoodBooks.com.and#160;and#8220;Drawing a picture book quiet,and#8221; is Renata Liwska's favorite kind ofand#160;quiet. Renata's previous picture books includesLittle Pandawhich she wrote and illustrated.