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|Goose goes to the zoo|
Author: Wall, Laura
Best friends Sophie and Goose go to the zoo to find a friend for Goose when Sophie goes to school.
Kirkus Reviews (10/15/15)
School Library Journal (01/01/16)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 01/01/2016 PreS-Gr 1—In this adorable follow-up to Goose Goes to School (HarperCollins, 2015), Sophie and Goose set out to find some friends for Goose because he can't go everywhere with the girl. So off they set to the zoo, because where else would one find a good animal friend? As Sophie and Goose encounter flamingos (who don't do much), a giraffe (who can't fly), and even an alligator (who would like to have Goose for dinner), they don't seem to be finding a suitable pal for Goose. The search seems fruitless, until a group of geese appear leaving Goose excited and Sophie a little torn. The colorful backdrops and simple drawings will pull little ones in as they learn with Sophie that you can be happy for someone else even if you're a little sad. This is a wonderful choice for readers who love animals or those who may need some help coping with the complicated nature of friendships. VERDICT With its sweet story and strong, stylish line work, this title is recommended for picture book collections.—Ashley Prior, Lincoln Public Library, RI - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.