for That Is NOT a Good Idea!
by Mo Willems
When a sly, dapper fox first spots a blue-bonneted goose, he immediately thinks, "Dinner!" He offers to take her on a stroll. He invites her into the deep dark woods, and then into his kitchen. Again and again, she agrees. And each time, with increasing alarm, the fluffy yellow chicks who've been following the action interject, "That is NOT a good idea!" Mo Willems follows the journey of the fox and the goose on page spreads split between a single illustration on one side and a white-on-black, silent film-inspired dialogue box on the other. The young goose chicks, on the other hand, shout with ever-greater urgency across the expanse of double-page spreads, before finally tucking in to a nice supper at the end. "More soup, children?" asks the goose. "Well, we DID try to warn him." It turns out the storyteller is slyer than the fox. (Ages 5-9)
CCBC Choices 2014. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2014. Used with permission.
That Is Not a Good Idea! is a hilarious, interactive picture book from bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems, the creator of books like Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, the Knuffle Bunny series, the Elephant and Piggie series, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs, and many other new classics.
Inspired by the evil villains and innocent damsels of silent movies, Willems tells the tale of a hungry fox who invites a plump goose to dinner. As with the beloved Pigeon books, kids will be calling out the signature refrain and begging for repeated readings. The funny details in the full-color illustrations by three-time Caldecott Honoree Mo Willems will bring nonstop laughter to story time.
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