A Gift for Goose

by Tad Hills Part of the Duck & Goose Series

Duck has put his gift for Goose inside a box, which he paints with red, yellow, and... read more

Duck has put his gift for Goose inside a box, which he paints with red, yellow, and blue stripes before adding a ribbon and a card. Thrilled when he sees it—a box!—Goose is too busy gathering each of his special things to put inside to listen when Duck tries to explain that Goose’s gift isn’t the box itself, it’s inside the box. Goose finally slows down long enough to discover his actual gift: a polka-dotted box “for your special things,” Duck explains. “Thank you, Duck. It is the nicest box I have ever seen.” This droll, charming story is comprised of short, mostly declarative sentences and simple dialogue; bright, friendly illustrations in colored pencils and acrylic; and ample white space. (Ages 3–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2020

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