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Gideon Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Dunrea, Olivier
ISBN: 054443059X     ISBN-13: 9780544430594
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: April 2015
Annotation: Gideon is a small gosling who likes to play so much that he will not stop to take a nap.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Geese; Fiction.
Animals; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Farm Animals
- Juvenile Fiction | Lifestyles
- Juvenile Fiction | Family | Parents
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2015013477
Lexile Measure: 260
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Green Light Readers. Level 1
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.00" W x 0.25" (0.20 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 149096
Reading Level: 1.1   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s):
Olivier Dunrea lives, writes, and paints in a remote mountain village in upstate New York. With GIDEON, he introduces an irrepressible new gosling to romp in the farmyard with Gossie and friends.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Fall)
A new gosling joins Dunrea's farmyard. Gideon "likes to play. All day" until he collapses in a tiny heap atop a haystack. Otto introduces Gideon's "favorite friend," a stuffed-toy octopus. The two are briefly separated; their reunion is a sweet surprise. Seemingly simple, the art is filled with clever, kid-beguiling details. [This review covers Gideon and Gideon & Otto.]

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2011 December #3)

Gideon, "a small, ruddy gosling who likes to play," joins Gossie and the other goslings on Dunrea's farm. Always on the move, Gideon chases a piglet, plays "tag-the-mole," leaps over a frog, and listens to bees buzzing in their hive—always with his octopus toy in tow. No naps for Gideon, no matter what mother goose says, but a day of barnyard shenanigans has a way of tiring out a gosling. Dunrea's charming world of tiny adventures should continue to enchant toddlers. Available simultaneously: Gideon & Otto. Up to age 3. (Feb.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2012 January)

PreS—Gideon is a "small ruddy gosling who likes to play. All day." This fun-loving, feathered fellow explores the farm and engages in such activities as "chase-the-piglet," "find-the-eggs," and "tag-the-mole." His mother calls, but Gideon keeps replying, "No nap! I'm playing!" After climbing to the top of a haystack and snuggling down in the straw, sleepiness wins out. In Gideon and Otto, children meet the gosling's favorite friend. When the toy octopus goes missing, a search of the leaf pile and pond ensues. Otto's triumphant return is on the back of a turtle. Dunrea's ink-and-watercolor illustrations capture Gideon's ebullient personality—feathers fly when he is racing to his next adventure, and his beloved stuffed toy is tucked under his wing when he is quietly reading a book. With their pitch-perfect texts and charming characters, these stories are ideal for toddlers.—Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada

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