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Review: Lucie Goose

Geese in image books are traditionally portrayed as very foolish creatures, however Lucie? Effectively, Lucie is totally different. Lucie Goose is truly very sensible, fairly frank and unusually self assured… particularly for a goose who’s repeatedly being Raaared, Rorioored and Roaaared at by wolves, bears and lions.

As soon as she understands that they count on her to be scared, and in reality, they count on her to run away to allow them to chase her, Lucie wastes no time in informing them how foolish that might be. And truly, would they like to return and have tea and cake along with her as an alternative?

This guide is engrossing from begin to end. It’s unimaginable to not be drawn in by the vibrantly stunning and daring entrance cowl, and you’ll solely end up to be additional delighted by Pippa Curnick’s quirkily detailed fairy story model illustrations. My coronary heart nonetheless, was properly and really captured by the frank conversational tone Danny Baker has woven all through the textual content, textual content that nearly dares you to withstand utilizing large dramatic voices for every of the splendidly charming characters.

Each web page of Curnick’s illustration is deceptively detailed, providing up layer upon layer to the story with each studying, with out being too busy or overwhelming. The visible literacy displayed on this guide is compelling, my two littlies (and I!) have been extraordinarily happy to find the clues subtly woven all through. We chatted for ages in regards to the story improvement going down within the background to the textual content, such a tremendous early literacy expertise for a yet-to-read four 12 months outdated and his learning-to-read 6 12 months outdated sister.

Lucie Goose is straight up image guide perfection. I borrowed it from the library, learn it each night for every week straight and nonetheless felt the pressing must go and buy my very personal copy regardless of guarantees to the husband that I’m “positively reducing again on image guide purchases this 12 months, as I can simply borrow them from the library!”. Although, when you learn it, I am fairly certain you will agree that you’d have carried out the identical…

Title: Lucie Goose
Creator: Danny Baker
Illustrator: Pippa Curnick
Writer: Hachette Youngsters’s Group, $26.99
Publication Date: 14 November 2017
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781444937398
For ages: three+
Sort: Image Guide

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