Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Flightless Goose by Eric D Goodman

Book Description:
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.
Every child will be able to identify with Gilbert and his adventures for he liked to swim, and run, and fly. Let s go Gilbert!
Check out their website: http://www.flightlessgoose.com/ and check out the parent's page to order this book.
My Thoughts:
This is a very cute story. It focuses on people who are different....and how very special they really are. I was impressed with how the writer and illustrator brought how that even when we have a weakness....oftentimes, we also have strengths that will serve us....and allow us to serve others. I was very impressed that, in the story, even though Gilbert is teased by his 'friends', he treats them with love and consideration when they are in trouble. This is the attitude of many "disabled" people. We need to learn to look past the handicap and see the person and their strengths. I thought this book did a good job of teaching this concept! The illustrations are beautiful! I was very pleased with how they helped emphasise the story! I give this book a 5/5 for anyone having younger children (or older ones you want to impress a lesson on). It would make a great gift!

Thanks to The Writer's Lair Books (http://www.writerslairbooks.com/) for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.

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