Pig & Goose and the First Day of Spring

by Rebecca Bond

Three chapters outline the meeting, bonding, and destined-to-endure friendship between... read more

Three chapters outline the meeting, bonding, and destined-to-endure friendship between Pig and Goose. Pig’s upbeat personality imbues all their endeavors, from trying to fly (a failure, but worthy of laughing that includes snorting and honking), to picnicking by the pond, to a glorious First-Day- of-Spring Party, with an appreciation of life’s small pleasures. By the time the party dishes are dried, Goose fully realizes the value of his new friendship with Pig and tells her so: “'Pig,’ whispered Goose, 'you are wonderful.’ 'Really?’ Pig said, blushing. ' Me ?’ 'Yes,’ said Goose, 'you.’” That open acknowledgement of a friend’s quality, especially one who never misses an opportunity to boost those around her, is a lovely close to a delightful story. (Ages 4-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

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