Gossie and Gertie

Gossie and Gertie

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by Olivier Dunrea
     
 

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Gossie and Gertie are best friends. They splash in the rain, play hide-and-seek, and they dive in the pond together. Everywhere Gossie goes, Gertie does too. Or does she?
With charming illustrations and gentle text, Olivier Dunrea has created two lovable, sweet characters that will appeal to the youngest listeners.

Overview

Gossie and Gertie are best friends. They splash in the rain, play hide-and-seek, and they dive in the pond together. Everywhere Gossie goes, Gertie does too. Or does she?
With charming illustrations and gentle text, Olivier Dunrea has created two lovable, sweet characters that will appeal to the youngest listeners.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Gossie and Gertie’s boots are made for walking; the books they so delightfully traverse are made for treasuring.
Horn Book, Starred

"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." Publishers Weekly, 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." Kirkus Reviews

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.
School Library Journal

“Preschoolers are bound to ask for an encore reading, and they’ll probably ask for new boots, too.” The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

School Library Journal
PreS-K-Two books that are sure to become favorites because they tap into quintessential preschool experiences. In the first book, Gossie's red boots are missing. When they are found on the feet of Gertie, a smaller gosling, Gossie ends up sharing them. In the second story, Gertie is back, this time with blue boots of her own. She follows Gossie and does everything Gossie says, for a while. When she begins to do her own thing, her friend gets upset. By the end, the tables turn and Gertie leads Gossie to the food bowl, which they share, struggles forgotten. Dunrea's texts use easy words and simple, repetitive sentences, with a little bit of rhyming when it fits: "She wears them when she rides. She wears them when she hides" (Gossie). The ink-and-watercolor illustrations add little details that will reward observant children, such as a small insect in the background. Gossie's rural world is reassuringly child-sized, clear, and contained, as indicated by simple lines, primary colors, and focused illustrations on a white background. Because of the books' small size they will be better for one-on-one sharing than for group storytime. Young children will ask to hear these stories again and again, and they're just right for little hands.-Laurie von Mehren, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618176762
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
Gossie and Friends Series
Edition description:
None
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
286,173
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.39(d)
Lexile:
AD10L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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From the Publisher
Gossie and Gertie’s boots are made for walking; the books they so delightfully traverse are made for treasuring.
Horn Book, Starred

"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." Publishers Weekly, 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." Kirkus Reviews

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.
School Library Journal

“Preschoolers are bound to ask for an encore reading, and they’ll probably ask for new boots, too.” The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Meet the Author


Olivier Dunrea is the creator of beautiful and well-loved children’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.

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Gossie and Gertie 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
CatNY More than 1 year ago
I'm a grandma of a 10 month old boy. My mother read to me, I read to my kids and now I am reading to my grandchild. I love to inspire the love of books in my kids and grandkids and this book is a delightful book to read to my grandson. The illustrations are delightful, so full of color. My grandson sits very well and becomes engaged with the pictures when I read this book, He is not at the age of being able to choose a book for me to read to him, however; he does quiet down when I read this book. I highly recomend this book
kmorganmama More than 1 year ago
Love all the Gossie books. This one is great for talking about sharing. My kids love the book. But, I was disappointed with the size. I was expecting a library sized book, and it is the size of a small board book. Not what I wanted for the money!
Beth29 More than 1 year ago
My neice and nephew LOVE this book. It's a favorite of their mom's too. We actually bought this for a baby shower... because it's cute and one that you can handle reading over and over again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute pictures cute story....Im not having any problems with it on my nook color. Formatting is just fine.
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sitandstitch More than 1 year ago
I wish there were more books in this series, My grandbaby loves Gossie and her red boots.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is cute and fun. It is entertaining for preschool aged children. Pictures are colorful and children will want to read it again and again.
JoJoJG More than 1 year ago
The relationship between Gossie and Gertie is appealing to small people. The illustrations add subtle cues. Little ones can tell the story from the illustrations.
Alychris More than 1 year ago
My son has always loved these books! He was interested in them when he was an infant and now as a toddler. He says words he may not have learned in other books...like snail, mole, bee and of course the characters names. It also helped with animal sounds and opposites. We hope to see new characters and books come out in this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my grandson to take home for entertainment on a long airplane trip. It soon became his favorite story book. He now has all the Gossie books. He knows all the little characters and just loves to carry around the books in his little bag. Looking for a stuffed Gossie!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
just as cute and fun as "Gossie"
Guest More than 1 year ago
simple, to the point in kids perspective, good illustrations and great for learning to read.
Kerri Carleton More than 1 year ago
please dont waste your $$.