A goose gets loose and causes havoc on the farm. All the other animals behave strangely. Dad and Mom are upset, but brother knows why the goose left. He heard the wild geese flying overhead. Grandma wonders what the goose was thinking, and the narrator of the story dreams of going along for the ride.
Ask the child questions after the second and third readings of The Day the Goose Got Loose, to start a conversation about the book. You can prompt the child on every page, using the questions below. If the child says something spontaneously about a picture, expand on it and ask the child to repeat it. There are questions for every one or two pages of the story.
This book is a favorite in my family. It's a silly rhyming book about ;"the day their family goose got loosex" as you may guess from the title. Not only are the rhymes entertaining but the havoc caused by the goose affects the entire family and town. The illustrations in this book are beautiful. They will make you wish you could have them framed for your little one's room. Not only do...
What happens when the goose gets loose? She manages to throw the entire barnyard into chaos, and young readers will be tickled by the goings-on. After breaking out of her pen, the audacious creature eats the hens' grain; scares the sheep silly; causes the ram to butt a fussy-looking child, whose ``dress got messed and her hair un-styled''; sets free the horses, who storm the house; and provokes a bull named Spence to charge through the pasture fence. Lindbergh's rollicking rhymed verse charts the goose's destructive course, as Kellogg shows feathers and flowerpots flying, trashcans tumbling and wild-eyed people and animals scurrying in every direction. The goose calms down, finally, after the police arrive to set things right, and before long an explanation for her antics surfaces. The book closes with a soothing, exquisitely illustrated dream sequence that offsets the frenzy of the rest of the tale, and demonstrates Kellogg's remarkable versatility. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)