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The Goose Egg (Hardcover)
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#3 Pick in Picture Books for 2019— From Our Favorites of the Year 2019: Picture Books
From the author of Jumpstart's Read for the Record pick Quackers comes the story of Henrietta the Elephant, whose life goes from calm to chaotic when a baby goose comes to stay.
Henrietta likes her quiet life. A morning swim, a cup of tea--all is serene.
But everything changes when she bumps her head and winds up with a goose egg--a REAL goose egg. Henrietta tries to return the baby goose to the nest, but her flock has flown. It's up to Henrietta to raise her.
Goose isn't anything like Henrietta. She's flappy, and noisy, and exhausting. But Henrietta raises that goose right. She teaches her to swim, and to honk, and to fly. When Goose flies off with the other geese, Henrietta is so proud!
And then . . . lonely. How quiet her life feels now.
But the love you give has a way of coming back to you. And Henrietta has a wonderful surprise in store. . . .
About the Author
LIZ WONG was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she spent her early childhood painting and clambering about in mango trees. She is a painter and a freelance illustrator, with a focus on illustration for children. To learn more about the author and her work, visit LizWongIllustration.com or follow her on Twitter at @LizWongart.
"Rendered in a soft palette using watercolors, colored pencils, and gouache, Wong offers a gentle story of imprinting, to be sure, but more so a story of finding love where and when it’s least expected."—School Library Journal, starred review
"A captivating and endearing life lesson."—Booklist, starred review
"A sweet tale." —Kirkus Reviews