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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Book Review: The Flightless Goose

Have you ever seen something happen in nature and think, "that would make a terrific children's story book?"  Well, Eric D. Goodman did just that in his story, Flightless Goose, illustrated by Nataliya A. Goodman. 

Gilbert was just like all of his other geese friends.  He liked to swim, play, and fly.  Until one day something terrible happened and he was no longer able to fly. 

Read the story to see how this made Gilbert feel, and to see how the other geese in his flock treated him because he was different.  In the end, you will see how being different made Gilbert a hero!

This book is a story about friendship, tolerance and self worth.  It is a story about being different and wanting to belong.  It is a story about a hero named Gilbert.



Beautiful watercolor illustrations!


There is an amazing website for kids that goes along with the story.  The website introduces the main character, Gilbert, and treats the viewers to a sneak peek of some of the awesome book illustrations.  Kids visiting the website are encouraged to leave a comment, listen to sounds, and guess "what happens next."  There is an oppurtunity to purchase this wonderful story direct from the website, and you will receive two free gifts! 

Check it out:

http://www.flightlessgoose.com/

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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