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The Serious Goose



by
Jimmy Kimmel

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Random House
ISBN
9780525707776
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
None
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QTY
Out of stock

JLG Category

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There is nothing silly about this goose. You CANNOT make her laugh, so DON'T EVEN TRY!

Written, illustrated, and lettered by Jimmy Kimmel, this picture book challenges young readers to bring the silly out of a very Serious Goose. Inspired by Jimmy’s nickname for his kids, The Serious Goose reminds us to be silly in a serious way. Challenge your little comedians to make this no-nonsense goose smile. This delightful read-aloud is guaranteed to create gaggles of giggles time and time again!

Full-color illustrations.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
None

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

8 3/4" x 11 1/4"

Dewey

E

AR

1.9: points 0.5

Lexile

430L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Feb 2020

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Geese. Being grumpy. Humorous stories. Interactive stories.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

Comedian and prankster Kimmel challenges kids to make a serious goose smile. At the beginning of the story, Kimmel has drawn a no-nonsense goose with furrowed eyebrows and a bill pressed tightly together. He proceeds to place the goose in several silly situations, including placing a chicken on her head and dressing her as a moose, but he fails to make the goose smile. It is up to the readers to succeed where he has failed, and there is a mirror placed in the center of the story so that children can practice their silly shenanigans. The hand lettered text is black, large, and bold, with plenty of white space on the pages to allow readers to focus on the goose’s facial expressions. There is pleasure in watching the goose’s serious expression start to shift, and when she finally dances out in underwear with a ridiculous grin on her face, every reader will grin along with the “silly goose.” This book will be fun to read aloud to a child, but particularly hilarious to read to a group of children. Proceeds from the book will benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and other children’s hospitals around the U.S. Laughter is contagious, and there won’t be any stopping the silliness busting out when children and adults read this story together.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Comedian and prankster Kimmel challenges kids to make a serious goose smile. At the beginning of the story, Kimmel has drawn a no-nonsense goose with furrowed eyebrows and a bill pressed tightly together. He proceeds to place the goose in several silly situations, including placing a chicken on her head and dressing her as a moose, but he fails to make the goose smile. It is up to the readers to succeed where he has failed, and there is a mirror placed in the center of the story so that children can practice their silly shenanigans. The hand lettered text is black, large, and bold, with plenty of white space on the pages to allow readers to focus on the goose’s facial expressions. There is pleasure in watching the goose’s serious expression start to shift, and when she finally dances out in underwear with a ridiculous grin on her face, every reader will grin along with the “silly goose.” This book will be fun to read aloud to a child, but particularly hilarious to read to a group of children. Proceeds from the book will benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and other children’s hospitals around the U.S. Laughter is contagious, and there won’t be any stopping the silliness busting out when children and adults read this story together.

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