Honk, Honk, Goose!
Honk, Honk, Goose!
Canada Geese Start a Family
Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805071030, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 14, 2009
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.
Seeing a frog's face can make April Pulley Sayre's day, so it is no wonder she chose to write about hoppiness. The aso it is no wonder she chose to write about hoppiness. The author almost dedicated her life to studying lemurs in Madagauthor almost dedicated her life to studying lemurs in Madagascar. Instead, she became an award-winning author of numerouscar. Instead, she became an award-winning author of numerous books about science and natural history for children, incls books about science and natural history for children, including "Dig, Wait, Listen", illustrated by Barbara Bash, and uding "Dig, Wait, Listen", illustrated by Barbara Bash, and "Stars Beneath Your Bed", illustrated by Ann Jonas. The auth"Stars Beneath Your Bed", illustrated by Ann Jonas. The author travels the world doing research for her books, but she lor travels the world doing research for her books, but she lives in South Bend, Indiana. ives in South Bend, Indiana.
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 HONK, HONK, GOOSE! *"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 Praise for VULTURE VIEW:A Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor BookAn ALA Notable Children’s BookA Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s BookOne of the New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and SharingA Chicago Public Library Best of the Best BookA CCBC Choice *“Rarely has a book about these scavengers gotten such a gorgeous treatment.”
—Booklist, starred review
“Celebrating the majesty of an underappreciated creature, this volume should attract a wide audience both for its fascinating content and sprightly execution.”
“A welcome resource, particularly for regions in which the soaring of the turkey vultures overhead is a familiar sight.”
—School Library Journal