Look Out, Suzy Goose

by Petr Horacek

Suzy Goose needs some peace and quiet—something she can’t find in a flock... read more

Suzy Goose needs some peace and quiet—something she can’t find in a flock of noisy honking geese. “ Flip, Flop, Flip, Flop . . . ” Suzy plods off to the forest to be by herself. She doesn’t realize that a few uninvited guests are following her trail. First a fox and then a wolf and bear set hungry eyes on the meal train parading through the trees. The bright, bold images of the animals stand out against the dark and foreboding forest landscape created with a mixed-media technique. As Suzy finds her patch of peacefulness, dark shadows loom around her, only to be frightened away by an earsplitting owl. Compared to the owl, suddenly the cacophony of Suzy’s flock doesn’t seem so bad. Young readers will enjoy the dramatic build-up and onomatopoeic footsteps in Petr Horá č ek’s second Suzy Goose story. (Ages 3–5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2009

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