Gurty the Goose Leads the Flock
by Berlando Drake
Gurty the Goose Leads the Flock is an inspiring and playful book with a poetic touch, written in rhyming verses. Filled with 28 beautiful and engaging illustrations, children will fall in love with Gurty, a fun-loving and fearless goose! He loves to dance and sing and believes he can do just about anything--as long as he's got his lucky socks! Even geese have dreams, and Gurty has a big one. When he is finally chosen to lead his flock in winter, he desperately wants to do a good job. Feeling doubtful and anxious, he sneaks away to practice by himself, where he faces many challenges that will test his skills. He almost loses hope but he never gives up! With a little help from his friends, Gurty might just lead his flock in a "perfect V" after all!
This is a really fun and quirky book. My son and daughter thought Gurty was really silly and laughed that he liked to wear socks on his feet, rode a donkey, and liked to sing and dance. The story is written in a nice easy rhyme which helps my son read. It was nice to be able to talk about things that Geese do. Like traveling south for the winter and why they fly in a big V. The overall message of not giving up and having dreams that you want to accomplish is wonderful for a children’s story. The illustrations are really well done. They look like something you’d see from a bestseller in a bookstore.
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