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Title:
Silly little goose!
Author:
Tafuri, Nancy.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
A goose tries out a few odd places to make her nest before finally settling on an old straw hat.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
BR Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.0 0.5 48110.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.2 1 Quiz: 24182 Guided reading level: G.
ISBN:
9780439063043

9780439063050
Format :
Book

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Goose picks the silliest places to make her nest! Clever chant-along text, animated illustrations, and an endearingly bewildered heroine.


Author Notes

Nancy Tafuri is the acclaimed author/illustrator of more than 30 children's books, including the Caldecott Honor Book Have You Seen My Duckling? "I feel honored to be creating literature for young children," she says. "Seeing how very important these early years are in children's lives, I hope that my books contribute in some small way to their growth, with the feelings I try to project through line, color, shape, and story." Tafuri, who studied at New York's School of Visual Arts, lives with her husband, Tom, and their daughter, Cristina, in rural Connecticut.For more information about Nancy Tafuri, visit: scholastic.com/tradebooks


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 1^-4. One windy morning on the farm, Goose sets out to make her nest. She's looking for a soft, warm, quiet place, but each place that seems reasonable turns out to be occupied by pigs, cats, sheep, or some other farm animals. Finally, Goose finds the farmer's hat, the perfect place to lay her eggs. The animal sounds and refrain ("Silly little goose") make this a good read-aloud for very young children. Older children who enjoy animals may pick up on the gag of the farmer's hat, which blows off his head on the first page and appears on every page until Goose finds it. The illustrations are colorful and charming, filled with enough detail to give children something new to see with each reading. --Marta Segal


Publisher's Weekly Review

Little Goose needs to make a nest. But whenever she settles into a place on the farm that's "nice and soft" or "nice and quiet," it turns out to be another animal's domainDa blanket-lined crate belongs to the cat family, a bin of straw is the sheep's fodderDand she is rousted to a refrain of "Silly Little Goose!" Luckily, the farmer's hat (which blows through several spreads) lands in a "perfect" grassy nook, and soon the new mother's eight eggs are emitting eight tiny sounds. This handsome book exudes a lovely nostalgic sensibility, including the elegant typography. Tafuri's (Have You Seen My Duckling?) animal characterizations occasionally miss the mark (the pigs look a little blobby, the cats feel unfinished), but her plump, feathered heroine is just rightDa determined bird who retains her sweet comic dignity despite being kicked out of every corner of the farm. The final image of Little Goose proudly parading her goslings before her fellow farm inhabitants proves that she wasn't so silly after allDand that persistence has its own rewards. Ages 1-6. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Goose wanders through the farm looking for a place to nest. She finds warm, soft, quiet, or cozy spots, but each one is occupied. A pictorial subplot begins in the first two-page spread when the wind blows the farmer's hat off, and it appears in each potential nesting spot. The hat then lands under a shrub, and becomes the perfect place-it is warm, soft, quiet, and cozy. In a final joyous spread, a proud mother struts around the farm with her eight goslings in tow and a cast of farm animals suitably admiring them. The large, uncluttered illustrations are full of interest, humor, and detail. The text is simple, with one sentence per spread alternating with a spread that contains the refrain, "Silly little goose!" and the sounds of the animal babies. Perfect for lap-sits and toddler storytimes.-JoAnn Jonas, Chula Vista Public Library, San Diego, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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