I was sent a free copy of a new children’s book called Flightless Goose. I am so glad I came across this book at this time. Flightless Goose addresses issues of acceptance and respect for everyone. We have been talking about tolerance and respect around here a lot lately and this book is perfect for illustrating the point.
From the book jacket:
Flightless Goose is a story based around a real goose which lived on a lake in Columbus, Ohio. Due to some unfortunate circumstances, the goose was unable to fly south for the winter with the other geese. Eric and Nataliya Goodman, after witnessing the incident, named the goose Gilbert, and envisioned a beautiful tale that would delight children, while subtly teaching them lessons about self worth, tolerance, and friendship.
My sons are 5 and 6 years old. They really liked this story. They found the illustrations, with the geese dressed in clothes, particularly funny. They were a little scared by the “bad guys” (poachers) but it wasn’t too bad. Their favorite part was the ending, which I cannot give away.
I encourage you to give this book a try. It’s message is touching but, more importantly for us, it’s a good story. The book can be purchased at www.flightlessgoose.com (a really cute site for kids) or www.rungoose.com.
I have one copy to give away to a lucky reader! If you’d like to win a free copy of Flightless Goose, including the hardcover edition of the book and the read-along CD, just leave a comment below; I will pull a name out of a hat on October 8, 2010.