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Apr 16 2020

Gregory Goose is on the loose: At the fair by Hilary Robinson

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Illus. by Mandy Stanley. Gregory Goose is on the Loose! series. New Frontier, 2020. ISBN: 9781925594959. 18pp. Board book.
(Age: 1-3) Another in this series, this time Gregory Goose is at the fair. This brightly coloured board book with its easy to read out loud narrative is sure to appeal to young children who will appreciate the opportunity to try and find Gregory Goose as he hides in the pages.
The illustrations of the fair are done in vivid colours with bright yellow and green foregrounds, lilac and pink skies, coloured balloons floating and lots of interesting details in each double spread. The young reader will get to see a carousel, giant slides, a big wheel, a space ride, a teacup ride, candy stalls and a hoopla tent, all giving the young child a taste of what they could find at a fair or show. Astute readers will notice little details like the tiny white dog that often appears on the pages and will appreciate the subtle humour and happy smiles on the faces of all the children who are enjoying the rides at the fair.
This joins others in the series, In the jungle and On the moon.
Pat Pledger

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