Mem Fox Boo to a Goose (Picture Puffins)

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Boo to a Goose (Picture Puffins)

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What would you rather do than say "BOO!" to a goose? Discover one child's alternatives with this delightful baker's dozen of rhymes. David Miller's amazingly detailed cut paper sculptures are sure to inspire readers to compose some wacky goose verses of their own.

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From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-Grade 1?Bold-colored backgrounds smartly display Miller's highly textured paper assemblages, which look as though they could be plucked off the page. The paper?cut, contoured, layered, curled, and folded?has been given extra dimension through colored-pencil shadings and then effectively positioned to good effect. The text, a boy's recitation of the 12-plus reasons for not saying boo to a goose, includes "I'd dance with a pig in a shining green wig" and "I'd feed my pajamas to giant piranhas" and will have children quickly chiming in on the repeating line?"But I wouldn't say 'boo' to a goose." Readers will have to wait until the last page to find out why. In the classroom, this book could provide a model for youngsters to write additional lines of their own. Joseph Low's Boo to a Goose (Scribners, 1975; o.p.), a story about a boy who overcomes his fear of a mean old goose, will make a nice companion story.?Barbara Elleman, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
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From Kirkus Reviews:

Something is troubling the narrator of Fox's tale: ``I'd ride on a 'roo to Kalamazoo but I wouldn't say `Boo!' to a goose.'' He'd ``play with a snake'' if he found one awake, and he'd feed his pajamas to giant piranhas, but he ``wouldn't say `Boo!' to a goose.'' The rhymes are whimsical--he'd also ``gobble up snails from smelly old pails''--while Miller's three-dimensional, cut-paper collages are startlingly real. The piranhas sport menacing teeth, the trees that cling to a hillside look as if readers could climb them, and the butter that is consumed on the way to Calcutta is a mountain of individual golden slices. In words and art, a delightful mix of nonsense and verve. (Picture book. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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