I Am Goose! By Dorothia Rohner & Vanya Nastanlieva

Back of Book:
“Are you kidding me? I am Goose!” A literal-minded goose derails a favorite childhood game—Duck, Duck, Goose—by objecting when Pig, Fox, Dodo, and other players are tapped as “Goose.” Distraction, squabbling, and asking for snacks threaten to end the game completely. Bossy Rabbit restores calm, but Goose doesn’t understand what the problem is until he gets a taste of his own medicine as several ducks arrive and join in, each insisting, “I am Duck!” Engaging animal characters cavort through this spirited, laugh-aloud romp.
My Review:
I received a copy of this picture book from Clarion Books in exchange for an honest review.
Debut author Dorothia Rohner created a fun and clever story about a beloved childhood game. The story follows a group of animals as they attempt to play a game of Duck, Duck, Goose. The problem is that Goose keeps getting confused. Everyone keeps saying his name, but pointing to someone else. It becomes very frustrating for Goose. The more Goose plays, the more insistent he becomes that the game is being played the wrong way. Readers will laugh out loud as the animals try to keep the game going and not get derailed. As a teacher, I was able to connect with this story on several levels. I have attempted to teach students several times to play Duck Duck Goose. On several occasions, it has turned out like the story. The illustrations by Vanya Nastanlieva are sweet and full of bright colors. This is a perfect read-aloud and will be enjoyed by younger audiences who love the game of Duck, Duck, Goose.
Ages 4 and up
32 Pages

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