Back to the Sixth Day of Christmas: Today - geese. (Tomorrow - swans!) You can click here to read my past post about Mother Goose books, but I'm really excited to share six "Gossie" books with you!
"Gossie is a gosling. A small, yellow gosling who likes to wear bright red boots. Every day."
These simple, sweet board books are perfect for preschoolers. Gossie, Gertie, Ollie, Peedie, and BooBoo will help your child learn about friendship, siblings, and sharing.
I've enjoyed perusing author/illustrator Olivier Dunrea's website. He lives in a tiny remote village on the western edge of the Catskills Mountains on the Upper Delaware River. The house he lives and works in is called "Henwoodie" - the Henhouse. Henwoodie is a large Arts & Crafts style house surrounded by an acre of gardens, lawns, and terraces.
He says about his Gossie books: "Gossie & Friends began in 2001 with sketches of goslings while I was staring out the studio window watching Canada geese fly overhead, honking loudly. A pair of red rubber toy boots sat on my bookshelf for some strange reason. As I sketched goslings I started drawing them wearing red rubber boots. And that is how the idea for Gossie and her "bright red boots" came to life."
Gossie and Gertie
Ollie the Stomper
[this blog reposted from December, 2010]