Recently Shana from Publisher The Writer’s Lair Books asked mom bloggers like myself to review a children’s book called Flightless Goose by Eric D. Goodman Illustrated by Nataliya A. Goodman.
I agreed to participate in this review, and she sent me a copy of the book and a read along CD to share with my children. She also directed me to a interactive website for the book. flightlessgoose.com
Here is a little information about Flightless Goose:
Flightless Goose by Eric D. Goodman, is a story about a Goose named Gilbert. He was like any other goose in his flock until he was left flightless due to being harmed in a car accident. In the story, Gilbert is faced with teasing from his fellow geese due to being different and feels isolated due to his disability. However by the end of the story, it is his disability that works to his advantage and allows him to save the day.
This book addresses how we should embrace diversity, and it is a great way to introduce your child to the idea that being different is not a bad thing, and that everyone has unique strengths.
I read the book to my son, who is 4, and then we discussed it. I then let him read along with the CD. My son’s feedback was that he liked the book, and he liked the sounds effects that went along with narrative on the CD. He asked questions about why the Gilbert could not fly and about the villains. The fact that he asked questions, showed that he was engaged in the story and was actually getting something out of it.
Note to parents: This book does discuss a car accident, disabilities, and there are villains. It is an opportunity to address being careful when being close to the road, what disabilities are, and being wary of strangers. I suggest reading the book first, so you know which parts of the story you want to emphasize based on the maturity of your child, and then reading it to your child.
If you are interested in purchasing this book, visit www.flightlessgoose.com. Publisher The Writer’s Lair Books is currently offering a free Crayola coloring gift and a Read along CD with each book purchase (this promotion is subject to change).
Thanks to Shana from The Writer’s Lair Books, one lucky At Home Moma reader will receive a copy of the Flightless Goose a $15.95 value. This giveaway will end Monday October 4th, 2010 at 11:59am after which a winner will be chosen via Random.org.
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