Goose and Duck (I Can Read! Level 2: Reading With Help)

by Jean Craighead George (Author) Priscilla Lamont (Illustrator)

Whatever I did, Goose did.
Whatever Goose did, Duck did.
When I sat down, Goose sat down.
Duck sat down too.

What's a little boy to do when a goose and a duck think that he's their mother? Especially when they follow him around, doing everything he does!

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Starred Review
K-Gr 2A top-notch easy reader. A boy finds a goose egg that hatches and the gosling imprints on him. Then he finds a duck egg that hatches and the duckling imprints on the goose. What follows is a delightfully sweet case of "monkey see, monkey do" as each bird imitates its "mother." The vocabulary, sentence structure, large print, and ample white space are right on target for children just beginning to read on their own. The large, full-color illustrations are funny and expressive, showing Goose and Duck in the role of active children. Particularly memorable is the picture of Goose at the table eating spaghetti and Goose and Duck "helping" to wash a police car. It's rare to find a beginning reader with a story and illustrations that are this engaging, humorous, and educational."Kelly Roth, Bartow County Public Library, Cartersville, GA" Copyright 2008 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Jean Craighead George
Jean Craighead George was the preeminent nature writer for children. She is the author of My Side of the Mountain and Julie of the Wolves, and her work spanned 50 years. She died in May 2012 at age 93.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
January 20, 2008
I Can Read! Level 2: Reading With Help
BISAC categories
JUV029000 - Juvenile Fiction | Nature & the Natural World | General
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
JUV002280 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Ducks, Geese, Etc.
Library of Congress categories
Human-animal relationships
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens
Recommended 2009 - 2009

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