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Petunia
     

Petunia

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by Roger Duvoisin
 

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When Roger Duvoisin first introduced children to his proud and silly goose, Petunia, in 1950, it was love at first sight. Those children have grown up, but Petunia is every bit as fresh and funny and muddled as the day she was born.
In this, the first of the series of classic books featuring the silly goose, Petunia finds a book--and, deciding that if she owns a

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When Roger Duvoisin first introduced children to his proud and silly goose, Petunia, in 1950, it was love at first sight. Those children have grown up, but Petunia is every bit as fresh and funny and muddled as the day she was born.
In this, the first of the series of classic books featuring the silly goose, Petunia finds a book--and, deciding that if she owns a book she must be wise, dispenses hilariously mistaken advice to the other animals in the farmyard.
With its gentle lesson and the kind of humor that kids love best, this new edition of a picture book classic will delight and inspire a whole new generation of readers.

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From the Publisher
Now in paperback, the special 50th-anniversary edition of a picture book classic.
Publishers Weekly
In this charming tale set in a farmyard, originally published in 1950, Petunia the silly goose believes she has become wise just because she finds a book. Ages 4-8. (Apr.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In a charming tale set in a farmyard, Petunia the silly goose believes she has become wise just because she finds a book. Ages 3-7. (Feb.)
Petunia presents a classic picturebook in a 50th anniversary edition reprinting the story of Petunia, a proud goose who is funny and scatterbrained. Roger Duvoisin's simple drawings and adventures make for a revealing, fun tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394808659
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
256,214
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Roger Duvoisin was born in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1904 and came to the U.S.A. in 1925. Among his more than 40 children's books, he is best known for those featuring Veronica, the conspicuous hippopotamus, and Petunia, the silly goose. He received the Caldecott Medal in 1947 for White Snow, Bright Snow and a Caldecott Honor in 1966. He died in 1980.

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Petunia has been one of my favorite characters since I was in kindergarten. I read this book over and over and always enjoyed Petunia's antics. It's an excellent book and children will enjoy both the gentle humor and the big BANG of an ending.