A wonderful tale to help children deal with their shyness! Beautifully illustrated, with a style reminiscent of Beatrix Potter, this story centers around a Little Gosling and a Big Gander Goose that cares for the little goose. A storm is coming and they must find cover, but Little Gosling doesn't want to hide with others-just with Ganger Goose. A gentle opportunity to discuss shyness with your children.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 32 Vendor: Candlewick Dimensions: 10.19 X 8.46 X 0.14 (inches)
ISBN: 076361078X ISBN-13: 9780763610784 Availability: In Stock Ages: 2-6
More reassuring magic from Sam McBratney, creator of the acclaimed GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU.
Little Goosey and Big Gander Goose are out walking by the river. When a storm approaches, they must find a warm, dry place to shelter them. But another small animal has claimed each of the nooks and crannies they try, and Little Goosey doesn't want to hide with anyone but Big Gander Goose. Small children will know just how Little Goosey feels, and will be comforted by Big Gander Goose's understanding approach.
Sam McBratney is the author of the best-selling and enormously popular picture book GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU, illustrated by Anita Jeram, which was a PARENTING Reading Magic Award winner, a CHILD Best Children's Book, and an American Library Association Notable Children's Book, in addition to receiving many other awards and honors. He says, "I told my children stories when they were young, so when I write, I try to think of what they would have liked."
Ivan Bates debuted as an illustrator with his art for Sam McBratney's THE DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS, which Booklist, in a starred review, called "appealing" and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY deemed "endearing." Of JUST YOU AND ME, he says, "I had to spend a lot of time with geese. It was rather like guerrilla warfare. I had to stay well away from them, hiding in the bushes, or they would hiss at me. I had to take my photographs with a very long lens."