Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Adventures of Goggles the Goose – Hooray for Goggles by Josephine

The Adventures of Goggles the Goose – Hooray for Goggles
Author: Josephine
Publisher: Giraffe Books, Pan Macmillan Africa
Published: 2006
ISBN: 9781920016968
Cover price: R53.95

Baby grabbed The Adventures of Goggles the Goose out of a pile of children’s books and has read it independently more than three times.

It’s not a long/difficult book to read, but I found it interesting that she selected it and kept going back to it even when she had other choices.

Clearly the book cover, story and illustrations enthralled her, and I had a hard time getting her to leave the book when she left to go on holiday. ( I needed it for the review).

The Adventures of Goggles the Goose is a 20-page, colourfully illustrated book that tells the story of Baby Goose, a goose that was always crash landing.

His brothers and sisters laughed at him for this, and he was sad until his friend Josephine gave him glasses so that he could see properly.

The central message of the book is that everyone is different and that's okay. “It is these differences that make you special,” the book synopsis says.

I don’t know if Josephine is planning to bring out a second book, but I think a sequel would be very interesting. How much trouble can a half blind goose that wears seriously ugly goggles get into?

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