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

Canada Geese Start a Family

By April Pulley Sayre, Huy Voun Lee (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, 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.

About the Author

APRIL PULLEY SAYRE is the award-winning author of more than fifty books for young readers. She and her husband live in South Bend, Indiana. HUY VOUN LEE is the author and illustrator of several books for young readers, including At the Beach; In the Snow; and 1, 2, 3, Go! She lives with her husband in New York City.

Praise For Honk, Honk, Goose!: Canada Geese Start a Family

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.”

Publishers Weekly

“A welcome resource, particularly for regions in which the soaring of the turkey vultures overhead is a familiar sight.”

School Library Journal