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I Am Goose!

Dorothia Rohner, Vanya Nastanlieva (Illustrator)


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A simple, friendly game of Duck, Duck, Goose goes off the rails in giggle-inducing confusion when a silly goose tries to make it all about him.

“Are you kidding me? I am Goose!” A literal-minded goose derails a favorite childhood game—Duck, Duck, Goose—by objecting when Pig, Fox, Dodo, and other players are tapped as “Goose.” Distraction, squabbling, and asking for snacks threaten to end the game completely. Bossy Rabbit restores calm, but Goose doesn’t understand what the problem is until he gets a taste of his own medicine as several ducks arrive and join in, each insisting, “I am Duck!” Engaging animal characters cavort through this spirited, laugh-aloud romp.

Praise For I Am Goose!

"[A] honking good tale....Giggling readers won't duck out from playing the game once they've savored this funny tale."—Kirkus   "Rohner’s (Numbers in a Row) sly narrative can be read as commentary on inclusion, patience, and following rules—or as simple, plucky good fun." —Publisher's Weekly   "[T]he story’s silliness is entertaining, and kids will giggle at (and maybe recognize) the stubbornness and bad sportsmanship of Goose the spoiler."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books   "A humorous look at what happens when an actual Goose plays the classic nursery game."—School Library Journal

Clarion Books, 9781328841599, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 18, 2020

About the Author

Dorothia Rohner makes her authorial debut with I Am Goose! She has worked in scientific illustration, nature painting, and graphic design. She lives near Des Moines, Iowa. Visit her at 

Vanya Nastanlieva has a BA in book and graphic design from the National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria, and an MA in children's book illustration from the Cambridge (UK) School of Art. She lives in Cambridge with her family.