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Lucy Goose Goes to Texas [Hardcover]

By Holly Bea & Joe Boddy (Illustrator)
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Lucy is a Canada goose who likes to do things by herself, but when the time comes to migrate to Texas, she learns that there are good reasons to work as a team.

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Lucy is a goose with a mind of her own. When the flock decides to fly to Texas, Lucy daydreams about all the sights she'll see — on her own! She can't be her best in a pack! Soaring through the skies is fun — at first. But there's no one to talk to, and soon she's cold and tired. Landing near a forest to rest, she's frightened by an enormous growl. Why did she ever decide to go it alone? This engaging story reminds children that it's great to be on one's own, but even better to be part of a flock.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 11" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 23, 2005
Publisher   HJ Kramer/New World Library
ISBN  1932073159  
ISBN13  9781932073157  

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Holly Bea currently resides in San Jose, in the state of California. Holly Bea was born in 1956.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Situations > Self-Esteem & Self-Respect > Fiction

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Young readers ages 4 to 7 will thoroughly enjoy the adventures of this determined goose   Jul 14, 2006
A clever and original story by Holly Bea, Lucy Goose Goes To Texas is deftly enhanced with the delightfully charming illustrations of Joe Boddy. This is an entertaining picturebook tale of one Canadian goose's quest to fly south to Texas in the fall migration, and reaching it before all of her family and friends arrive. Young readers ages 4 to 7 will thoroughly enjoy the adventures of this determined goose and the critters she encounters along the way as Lucy also discovers the importance of teamwork and friendship. A popular addition to family, school, and community library picture book collection, Lucy Goose Goes To Texas is very highly recommended as a positive and fun read that carries the additional bonus of an underlying theme of values building.
Book About Teamwork  Jun 15, 2006
"When the others went east, Lucy always went west. She never seemed happy to stay with the rest."

Curious and independent, Lucy is a Canadian Goose learning the ropes. Her Mom instructs her and her siblings about the big trek to Texas that will occur when the first frost appears.

Lucy decides to fly alone to Texas, and although she's enjoying the sites and sounds below her, she begins to get cold, tired, hungry, and lonely. She believes she has made a mistake by flying alone.

She hears a honking sound in the distance and then notices the V! It's her friends and family! Lucy then receives a lecture:

"We all get a lift when we fly in a V;
We don't get so tired; we fly easily.
It's all about teamwork; we all stick together,
So we get where we're going, no matter the weather.

We honk at each other to say, 'You can do it!'
When we work as a team, we know we'll get through it.
So let's go to Texas where we all get to rest!
Let's all help each other to each be our best."

These are fine sentiments in theory. For Canadian Geese, it's indeed true: the V encourages one another and the formation decreases wind resistance...making it easier to fly. In fact, the flock can increase its flying range by 71% by flying in the V formation.

If you're looking for a book teaching teamwork (and herd mentality?), this book is for you. The rhymes are solid and engaging (to me, at least), and the illustrations are pretty good. There's also neat facts and websites about Canadian Geese in the back of the book.

My 7 year old son did sit through one reading. I tried to explain some of the fascinating facts to him, but he just didn't seem interested...and hurriedly got up to pursue other things.

Granted, I'm an independent, curious loner/leader type who has been burned by groups and the supposed teamwork mentality so my perspective is obviously tainted. Therefore, you may want to take this review with a grain of salt...
Her different route to Texas results in both adventure and some frightening encounters  Jun 13, 2006
Joe Boddy illustrates the fun story of Lucy Goose, who always goes west when the others go east. She's an independent-minded Canadian goose who doesn't care about fitting in, and who wants to do something different when it's time for the fall migration. Her different route to Texas results in both adventure and some frightening encounters.


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