Duck and Goose, Goose Needs a Hug

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Duck & Goose are back in this sturdy board book, perfect for preschoolers! And this time, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tad Hills brings our favorite feathered friends out to celebrate Valentine's Day. What does Goose need more than anything this Valentine's Day? A hug from a good friend.

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Overview

Duck & Goose are back in this sturdy board book, perfect for preschoolers! And this time, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tad Hills brings our favorite feathered friends out to celebrate Valentine's Day. What does Goose need more than anything this Valentine's Day? A hug from a good friend.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The Duck and Goose series expands with a gently comedic story that makes it clear that losing a case of the blues is even harder when one’s well-meaning friends aren’t listening (a theme also explored in Jed Henry’s Cheer Up, Mouse, reviewed Nov. 12). Goose knows exactly what he needs, but Duck and crew repeatedly cut him off midsentence, suggesting games, headstands, and puddle-jumping to improve his mood. Goose’s frustration nearly boils over into anger, but the other birds get the message just in time, and the zinger “Well, why didn’t you just say so?” closes this escapade on a lighthearted, reassuring note. Ages 2–5. (Dec.)
Children's Literature - Suzanne Javid
They're back! It is Tad Hills, the poultry odd couple, and their feathered friends again! Goose is feeling sad but he knows what he needs to cheer up. But, before he can tell his friends what he needs, they begin to suggest all sorts of cheering up fun. How about playing hide and seek or tag? Handstands? Splashing in puddles? Singing a happy song? Goose finally says he needs a big hug. Well, why didn't you just say so, Goose? A book about love and the importance of hugging. It does not have to be a special day, person, or event. This is a board book for every day, all young children and any event. The book is comprised of nine two-page spreads of colorful, simple illustrations and a word count of seventy-four with some repetitive text. The author, also well-known as an illustrator has written several other "Duck and Goose" books including two New York Times bestselling picture books, Duck, Duck, Goose and Duck and Goose. Find Duck and Goose finger puppets at www.randomhousekids.com. Have you had or given a hug today? Reviewer: Suzanne Javid
Kirkus Reviews
Goose has a hard time conveying to his gaggle of friends what he really wants. "I'm feeling sad. I think I need--" Goose says, but then he is interrupted by his overly helpful pals. They suggest a variety of cheering-up activities, such as a game of hide-and-seek, splashing in puddles and a happy song, but keep missing the mark. In a bold, double-page spread with a telling headshot of Goose pleading, "A HUG!" the buddies finally let Goose finish the request. The last two pages show the gang engaging in a group hug with the accompanying punch line, "Well, why didn't you say so?" Hills' double-page–spread paintings, depicting a bucolic, green landscape and his playful cast of birds, are as expressive as ever. He expertly conveys emotions through subtle tilts of heads and placement of eyes and eyebrows. Like other Duck & Goose titles, the tale is told only in dialogue, and each character's lines caption their actions. Goose's predicament is infinitely familiar to toddlers, who can have difficulties expressing their wants and needs. The sparkly, tactile words on the cover will attract young readers, but what's inside will provide real emotional resonance. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307982933
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 12/26/2012
  • Series: Duck and Goose Series
  • Pages: 22
  • Sales rank: 166,932
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Tad Hills

TAD HILLS is the author and illustrator of the ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book Duck & Goose—called "expressive and adorable" in a starred review from Kirkus Reviews—and Duck, Duck, Goose, both New York Times bestsellers. His Duck & Goose board books include the ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book What's Up, Duck?, and the Indie bestseller, Duck & Goose: It's Time for Christmas! He is also the author-illustrator of How Rocket Learned to Read, a New York Timesbestseller and a Parents' Choice Award Winner, and Rocket Writes a Story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2013

    Super!

    Cute illustrations! Good friends always want to help...quick and clever lesson on being a good listener.

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    Posted May 18, 2013

    Hey

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    Posted April 3, 2013

    Eric to bella

    Hi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    Happy valentines day

    Good day to eat candy

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