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Mrs. Goose's Baby
     

Mrs. Goose's Baby

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by Charlotte Voake
 

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Mrs. Goose knows that her baby is a little different, but she loves her all the same--and only Mrs. Goose will be left in the dark when young readers gleefully realize that her beloved baby is a chicken! Full-color illustrations.

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Mrs. Goose knows that her baby is a little different, but she loves her all the same--and only Mrs. Goose will be left in the dark when young readers gleefully realize that her beloved baby is a chicken! Full-color illustrations.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Giggles aplenty will greet this wittily told and illustrated story of misguided maternal affection. Ages 2-6. (Apr.)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-K-- This picture book is so well-executed, from the front endpapers to the back, that it will prove to be a favorite for group or individual storytime. Mrs. Goose finds an egg, nurtures it faithfully with her motherly instincts, but is rather mystified with ``her'' baby once it hatches. It ``cheeps'' rather than ``honks,'' will not eat grass, and has brown ruffled feathers. Identity clues, through pictures and text, continue and everyone --except Mrs. Goose--knows why there are differences. Not until the last double-page spread is its identity revealed, thus fostering enticement to turn pages from beginning to end. Cross-hatched pen-and-ink drawings give a country flavor reminiscent of James Stevenson's style. Each pastel watercolor is surrounded by ample white space to emphasize the simple but evocative tenor of the story. The eye-catching pages are complemented by a succinct, well-placed text, which will encourage the very earliest of readers to ``give it a try.'' A similar storyline with contrasting cartoon illustrations can be found in Eastman's Are You My Mother? (Random, 1967). Mrs. Goose's Baby will be another solid addition for early-age storytimes. --Mary Lou Budd, Milford South Elementary School, Ohio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763600921
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
02/01/1997
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.99(w) x 7.42(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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Mrs. Goose's Baby 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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