Synopses & Reviews
Goslings are on the prowl in this holiday board book from the popular GossieandFriends series! While Gossie, Gertie, Peedie, and BooBoo are tricking and treating, Ollie is thinking about how sharing is better than scaring. With shiny foil on the cover, a gentle Halloween story, and Olivier Dunrea's signature adorableand#160;artwork, this book is the perfect one to share with the littlest trick-or-treaters this October!
"Simple, declarative phrases describe Ollie and his fellow goslings' Halloween activities on the farm. The sky darkens, filling with twirling leaves, as the goslings creep and poke around, 'hooting like owls. Howling like wolves.' As with the previous titles starring this gosling crew, Dunrea's ink and watercolor images beget an understandable and cozy world, this time with just a hint of spookiness and autumnal gloom. A foldout poster is included. Ages 3 7. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
Praise for GossieandFriends books:
Ollie's Halloween and#160; "This low-key story is a great addition to the Gossie and friends books and will work well in storytime."and#8212;School Library Journal, starred review
Gossie and GossieandGertie and#160; "Gossie and Gertie's boots are made for walking; the books they so delightfully traverse are made for treasuring." and#8212;The Horn Book, starred review and#160; "Two books that are sure to become favorites because they tap into quintessential preschool experience....Young children will ask for these stories again and again." and#8212;School Library Journal, starred review and#160; "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 review and#160; "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." and#8212;Kirkus Reviews and#160; Ollie and#160; "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#8212;Publishers Weekly, starred review and#160; "Preschoolers will relate to Ollie's point of view and delight in his humorous reactions to the new world he's discovering." and#8212;Booklist and#160; "Art and text are spare but expressive, and Dunrea's understanding of toddler life...is remarkably keen." and#8212;The Horn Book and#160; Peedie and#160; "Dunrea's feathered characters have the look and feel of preschoolers rapt in their own discovery of the world." and#8212;School Library Journal and#160; "Peedie is a very appealing little gosling and the story and repetitive text will delight young listeners." and#8212;Children's Literature and#160; Merry Christmas, Ollie!
"...the focus on Ollie's childlike anticipation is right on target. Dunrea's graceful ink drawings and beautiful washes offer an appealing alternative to more complex, but less satisfying Christmas picture books" and#8212;Booklist
"Remaining true to his uncomplicated watercolor style, Dunrea maintains an element of charm to Ollie's waiting, depicting his impatience as sweet and subdued, rather than manic and obsessed. Parents and children will immediately relate to this youngster's excitement." and#8212;School Library Journal
Gossie and Friends: A First Flap Book
"A wonderful addition to Gossie collections." and#8212;Kirkus Reviews
2006 Nick Jr. Family Magazine Best Books of the Year
This Halloween,and#160;Gossie is a wizard and Gertie is a chicken. Peedie is a dragon and BooBoo is a bunny. Ollie is a mummy who thinks sharing is more fun than scaring. Join the goslings as they hoot, howl, and haunt the night away. Goslings are on the prowl!
A haunting Halloween adventure with the adorableand#160;goslings ofand#160;GossieandFriends! This board book features shiny foil on the cover plus tricks, treats, and the gentle message that sharing is better than scaring!
Thereand#39;s a bit of scaring and a lot of sharing in this Halloween story of GossieandFriends, now a Level 1 Green Light Reader. Those just learning to read independently will love prowling the barnyard, tricking and treating with Ollie. This edition features a free read-along audio download.
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.