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Waiting for Mr. Goose
     

Waiting for Mr. Goose

by Laurie Lears, Karen Ritz (Illustrator), Karen Ritz (Illustrator)
 
Someone always tells Stephen to slow down, sit still or pay attention. He often feels as if he can't do anything right. One day, he sees a goose limping--there's a metal trap on its leg. Finally, he thinks of a plan that will mean being patient. Focusing on children with ADHD, "Waiting For Mr. Color illustrations throughout.

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Someone always tells Stephen to slow down, sit still or pay attention. He often feels as if he can't do anything right. One day, he sees a goose limping--there's a metal trap on its leg. Finally, he thinks of a plan that will mean being patient. Focusing on children with ADHD, "Waiting For Mr. Color illustrations throughout.

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Children's Literature - Heidi Green
Stephen is an energetic little boy with a kind heart and an attention problem. He has trouble staying focused on what he is supposed to do. His favorite place to be is at the pond near his house where he can skip rocks, climb trees, and watch the geese. One day, Stephen notices that one of the geese has a metal trap caught on its leg. His mom phones the nature center, but the person they send out can't catch the goose and gives up. Stephen, however, is unwilling to give up. He develops a multi-day plan to gain the bird's trust, but wonders if he has the patience and focus to carry it out. This is a simple, realistic story of overcoming one's limitations. Author Laurie Lears includes an introductory note for adult readers about children with attention problems, especially those with AD/HD.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Stephen has a hard time keeping still, and he feels as if he can't do anything right. Still, when he spies a goose in trouble, he's able to muster the right amount of patience and know-how to help free it from the chain around its leg. An introductory note about children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder sets the stage. Unfortunately, the author's singular focus on the boy's problem and how he overcomes it renders the story one-dimensional. The watercolor illustrations are serviceable; the child's oversized varsity jacket and round spectacles lend a rumpled warmth to his character. The text and illustrations go hand in hand, both decent and yet marginal in impact.-Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807586280
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
09/15/1999
Series:
Concept Books Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.29(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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