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****Gossie and Gertie

by Olivier Dunrea

Reviewed February 1, 2003.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 2002.  32 pages.
Available at Sembach Library  (E DUN).
A Sonderbooks’ Stand-out of 2003:  #9, New Picture Books

Here’s a simple little picture book perfect for reading to very young children who have just learned to sit still long enough to hear a story.  Gossie and Gertie are two little ducks who wear brightly colored boots and are best friends.  Gossie’s a little bigger and thinks Gertie should follow her everywhere.  Sometimes Gertie does follow, and sometimes she doesn’t.

Each page has one sentence along with a bright and simple drawing.  I hope that I get a chance to share it with a two-year-old some time soon.  This book doesn’t make you laugh out loud, but it does give you a satisfied smile.

Review of another book by Olivier Dunrea:
Hanne's Quest

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