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BooBoo BRDBK Edition
Contributor(s): Dunrea, Olivier
ISBN: 0544506421     ISBN-13: 9780544506428
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    OUR PRICE: $8.10  
Product Type: Board Book - Other Formats
Published: March 2015
Annotation: A curious blue gosling who loves to eat any kind of food is introduced to Gossie and her barnyard friends, in a sturdy board book that is complemented by a soft cover and rounded corners.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Board books.
Geese; Fiction.
Food; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Birds
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Farm Animals
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2015007744
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Gossie & Friends
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 7.00" W x 1.00" (1.32 lbs)
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s):
Olivier Dunrea is the creator of beautiful and well-loved children’s books. A painter and a sculptor, his work centers around farms, animals, architecture, and folklore. He lives in the tiny village of Narrowsburg, New York, in the Catskill Mountains.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2005 Spring)
Like Dunrea's previous gosling books ([cf2]Gossie & Gertie[cf1], etc.), each of these small, square offerings follows a baby goose on a small, amusing adventure. BooBoo eats everything, until she eats a soap bubble; Peedie forgets everything, except where his lucky red baseball cap is. The brief, rhythmic texts and spare but detail-filled illustrations humorously convey the lovable foibles of these toddlerlike goslings. [Review covers these titles: [cf2]BooBoo[cf1] and [cf2]Peedie[cf1].] Copyright 2005 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Fall)
Dunrea's stories about baby geese and their small, amusing adventures make perfect board books. BooBoo eats everything--until she eats a soap bubble; Peedie forgets everything--except where his lucky red baseball cap is. The brief, rhythmic texts and spare but detail-filled illustrations humorously convey the lovable foibles of these toddlerlike goslings. [Review covers these titles: BooBoo and Peedie.] Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2004 July #2)
To his fetching flock of goslings (Gossie & Gertie; Ollie) Dunrea adds two welcome and worthy feathered friends. Each of these tiny creatures, like their predecessors, has a distinct personality and a penchant for doing something that will spark recognition in adults and youngsters alike. "Peedie forgets things. Even when Mama Goose reminds him." And BooBoo is a curious blue gosling who "likes to eat from morning till night. Every day." There is one thing that Peedie never forgets, however: to wear his lucky red baseball cap. Well, almost never. When one day he puts the hat in a "secret place" but forgets where, his search for it turns up some endearing images: only the gosling's webbed feet stick up as he looks in the pond; and again, only his bottom half is visible as he searches under a flower pot. BooBoo's insatiable appetite compels her to visit other farm animals and sample their rations, each time announcing, with kid-pleasing repetition, "Good food." But she discovers that she likes to eat almost but not quite "everything" after swallowing a soap bubble, which results in a comical succession of burps, and a burst of bubbles. Dunrea's simply charming ink-and-watercolor art reveals an endearing supporting cast of diminutive critters (turtle, spider, snail) observing the goslings' antics. In what may be a good omen for fans of this growing gang, Peedie finds his lost cap atop a gosling egg. Ages 2-5. (Aug.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2004 October)
PreS-Gr 1-A new twosome joins Dunrea's gaggle of geese stories. BooBoo will eat anything and everything-from the contents of her own plate to the chicken's grain to weeds, all to the refrain of "Good food." When she ingests a bubble that floats above the pond, she can't stop burping until she sips a bit of water and proclaims, "Good food." The last picture shows her reaching her beak toward a beehive. Peedie is easily distracted and, therefore, a forgetful gosling. His lucky red baseball cap is the only thing he consistently remembers until he decides to put it in a secret place and temporarily loses it. His search results in a happy ending. Though perhaps not as strongly plotted as Gossie and Gossie and Gertie (both Houghton, 2002), these offerings still share a winsome sensibility that invites audiences to delight in the fowls' antics. The simple artwork features plenty of white space, bright colors, and a clean line that attracts the eye. Dunrea's feathered characters have the look and feel of preschoolers rapt in their own discovery of the world. The texts have short sentences, repetition, and a rhythm that make them just right for even the youngest toddlers.-Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha's Public Library, WI Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.