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By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Unassuming tale offers Zen-like approach to frustration.

Book Olivier Dunrea Board 2002
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age 2+

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age 2+

Gossie and ALL of her friends

Our little buddy LOVES Gossie, Boo Boo, Gemma and Gus, and the whole series. We haven't collected them all, but he is completely enamored with the ones above and a few others we do have at home. Strongly recommend!

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GOSSIE is a simple, unassuming tale of a gosling's everyday life, but it packs big messages about taking the high road, dealing with frustrations, and being a good friend. The tales are not particularly suspenseful -- in this case, Gossie simply enjoys her red boots every day until one day she can't find them. But what happens when she does track them down and how she manages her own feelings -- against lovely but sparing watercolor and ink drawings that really pop on the page -- offer an understated, Zen-like lesson about sharing with friends.

Kids will love the simple rhymes and repetition and very easy pace. Parents can appreciate this value-packed tale of little lessons that pay off big later.

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