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Dec 06 2019

Gregory Goose is on the loose! On the Moon by Hilary Robinson and Mandy Stanley

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New Frontier, 2019. ISBN: 9781925594867. Board book, 20pp.
(Age: 0-3) Recommended. Gregory Goose is having a ball swooping around in space and little children will love to follow his adventures. He zooms around in a rocket, tries to catch a falling star, bounces around the planets, and hides out in Mars. Finally he lands on the moon for a very special picnic.
A great read aloud, the narrative by Robinson flows easily and children will have lots of fun finding Gregory Goose where he is hiding in each double page spread. Sometimes he jumps out at the reader who will chortle with glee at finding him, other times, both adult and child will need to take a little time to find him as he hides out in space.
The illustrations are delightful, the little alien creatures have happy expressions on their faces, Gregory Goose is outfitted in an incredible spacesuit and the bright colours are alluring.
Adults and children will enjoy this book and time could be spent looking at the different colours and talking about space and the planets. Teacher's notes are available.
This would be a lovely book for a toddler, making for a happy bedtime experience.
Pat Pledger

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