Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Flightless Goose Review + Giveaway

I recently had the opportunity to review Flightless Goose by Eric D Goodman and Illustrated by Nataliya Goodman.

The thing that I noticed first when the book arrived was the great illustrations.  I really liked each page, and so did C. 

We also, received the audio CD and C really enjoyed listening to the story and flipping through the pages. 

The story is about a goose named Gilbert who one day is injured and can  no longer fly .  All of the other geese tease and pick on Gilbert because he is different.  When they fly South for the winter Gilbert must stay behind, because he can not fly.  He uses this time to make himself faster and stronger.  He runs and runs.  Then one day the geese return to the pond, and find themselves in trouble.  Gilbert ends up saving the day .

 This book has many lessons for little ones to learn.  Tolerance, Self Worth and Friendship to name a few.  Very important lessons to learn today in a society where bullying is such an issue.  I think this book would be an excellent addition to any classroom or home library.  I see the potential for so many open ended discussions and so much learning. 

What I  LIKED about the book:

The illustrations
That it is based on a real goose
That it teaches tolerance
Teaches Friendship
Teaches Self Worth
Teaches Determination

You can find out more about the Flightless Goose  at
http://www.flightlessgoose.com/  .  The new Flightless Goose website where you can find activities, Gilbert's story and questions about the story.  You are also able to purchase the book here. 

Stop by and visit the Flightless Goose Facebook page  to find information about bullying, Gilbert's pen pal program, school visits photos and more.

One of my lucky readers will Win a copy of The Flightless Goose

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Giveaway Ends May 10, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST. and I will draw a winner at random.  Please include email in your comments so I have a way to contact you.  I will notify the winner and they will have 48 hours to contact me or I will draw a new winner.

I received a free copy of Flightless Goose from Writer's Lair Books .  I was not required to write a positive review, these are my honest opinions.  Thank you to Writer's Lair for your product to review .