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Honk, Honk, Goose!: Canada Geese Start a Family (Hardcover)


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By April Pulley Sayre, Huy Voun Lee (Illustrator)
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Apair of Canada geese is starting a family. The female builds a nest, lays her eggs, and keeps the chicks warm until they're ready to hatch. Her mate protects their nesting site. Soon they will have six wobbly-legged chicks.

Through the waiting, the hatching, the first stroll, and the first swim, the father goose stands guard over his family, always ready to chase away danger with a loud Honk!

About the Author

April Pulley Sayre loves to write about the natural world. She is the award-winning author of more than fifty books for young readers, including Army Ant Parade and Honk, Honk, Goose! Each year she visits schools nationwide to share her love of nonfiction writing and science.

HUY VOUN LEE was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and moved to the United States in 1975. She has written and illustrated three other books on Chinese character writing: At the Beach, In the Snow, and In the Park. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Ms. Lee lives in New York City.

Praise For…

“*This book about two Canada geese that meet, mate, and raise their family has all the immediacy of a plot-based picture book and conveys personality without slipping into anthropomorphism...Lee's cut-paper collage illustrations fill the pages with color and movement.” —School Library Journal, Starred Review

“*A fun read-aloud grounded by great informational back matter, Sayre's latest is one of the few picture books that give a nod to Father Goose...Lee's cut-paper-collage illustrations wonderfully complement the text.” —Booklist, starred review

“Sayre's characteristic sound words creatively capture the calls familiar to anyone with geese in their neighborhoods. The birds' waddles and flaps are readily recognizable in Lee's movement-filled cut-paper illustrations.” —The Horn Book

“Short sentences, easy vocabulary and onomatopoeia make this ideal for sharing with the youngest listeners, but there is enough story and information to make it a good choice for ornithologically minded emergent readers as well...Lee's cut-paper–collage artwork is filled with texture...A short bibliographic essay rounds out this terrific introduction” —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780805071030
ISBN-10: 0805071032
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: April 14th, 2009
Pages: 32
Language: English