Synopses & Reviews
For the first time, the little world of the goslings is presented in a format that's perfect for reading to a gaggle of kids. Gossie's story about friendship, sharing, and getting along is pitch-perfect for preschool audiences. This big book is sure to inspire the whole class to get up and tromp about the barnyard in their bright, red boots.
"Adding ample wry humor to both his spare ink-and-watercolor pictures and minimalist text, Dunrea imbues both goslings with distinctive, endearing personalities and chronicles experiences every preschooler can recognize."
and#8212;Publishers Weekly, Starred
"Two books that are sure to become favorites... Young children will ask to hear these stories again and again, and they're just right for little hands."
and#8212;School Library Journal, Starred
"The potent combination of toddler-appealing story lines and the charismatic charm of the illustrations assure that these smartly clad geese will be marching straight into the hearts of readers."
"Gossie and Gertieand#8217;s boots are made for walking; the books they so delightfully traverse are made for treasuring."
and#8212;Horn Book, Starred
and#8220;Preschoolers are bound to ask for an encore reading, and theyand#8217;ll probably ask for new boots, too.and#8221;
and#8212;The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
The first in the popular Gossie picture book series is now available in a big book edition perfect for reading aloud. Follow Gossie as she searches for her big red boots, and learns about friendship, sharing, and getting along.
Meet Gossie, a small yellow gosling who loves to wear bright red bootsand#8212;every day. One morning Gossie canand#8217;t 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.
About the Author
OLIVIER DUNREA is the creator of beautiful and well-loved childrenandrsquo;s 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.