Carolyn Mott Ford
Lucy Goose Goes to Texasby Holly Bea, Joe Boddy
Lucy is a goose with a mind of her own. When the flock decides to fly to Texas, Lucy daydreams about all the sights she’ll see on her own! She can’t be her best in a pack! Soaring through the skies is fun at first. But there’s no one to talk to, and soon she’s cold and tired. Landing near a forest to rest, she’s
Lucy is a goose with a mind of her own. When the flock decides to fly to Texas, Lucy daydreams about all the sights she’ll see on her own! She can’t be her best in a pack! Soaring through the skies is fun at first. But there’s no one to talk to, and soon she’s cold and tired. Landing near a forest to rest, she’s frightened by an enormous growl. Why did she ever decide to go it alone? This engaging story reminds children that it’s great to be on one's own, but even better to be part of a flock.
Carolyn Mott Ford
- Kramer, H. J., Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 10 Years
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Lucy Goose Goes to Texas
By Holly Bea, Joe Boddy
H J KramerCopyright © 2006 Holly Bea
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This is Lucy. She lives in a shell. It's smooth and it's white and she knows it so well. It's cozy inside; she's toasty and warm. Her needs are all met, and she's safe from all harm.
But something has happened — can you see a crack? Her home has grown larger; there's no looking back. She sees sunshine, a lake, and soft, fuzzy friends, Three brothers, a sister, and a river that bends.
Her mother is gentle and shows them the way. They learn how to waddle, to eat grass, and play. They all listen closely and learn how to speak. Lucy says, "Honk!" but it sounds more like "Peep."
Her mom says, "Don't worry! You'll grow big and loud. You'll learn how to fly, and you'll make your mom proud. Now it's time for Goose School; let's all jump in the river! You've got work to do with your brothers and sister."
While all of the goslings would swim in a row, That' s not the direction that Lucy would go. And when they would stretch their wings up toward the sky, Lucy'd be watching a frog swimming by.
When the others went east, Lucy always went west. She never seemed happy to stay with the rest. Each day she would dream about learning to fly, And what she would see of the world from the sky.
One day her mom called them down to the lake. "It's time to discuss the big trip that we'll take. When the weather gets cool and the leaves start to fall, We'll head down to Texas and have us a ball!
"We go there each winter; it gets too cold here. We'll leave before long, when the first frost appears. We'll flap and we'll fly and we'll travel for days. We'll all stick together 'cause that's the goose way.
"You'll see frost in the mornings and sunsets of red, Snow-covered mountains and dry riverbeds. There'll be bayous and orchards and aqua-blue streams; Its the most beautiful country that you've ever seen.
"And when you reach Texas, why, you'll be surprised, At tumbleweeds, cowboys, and wide-open skies. Those Texans all love us when we come each year. When we start to land, they'll give us a cheer!"
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