Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Pig and Goose and the First Day of Spring

Pig & Goose and the First Day of Spring. Rebecca Bond. 2017. Charlesbridge. 48 pages. [Source: Library]

First sentence: It was spring at last. Pig was in a good mood. "The sun is shining!" said Pig. "The sky is blue!" said Pig. "Goody gumdrops!" said Pig. "I am going to have a picnic by the pond."

Premise/plot: Pig & Goose and the First Day of Spring is an early chapter book. (It has three chapters: "A Spring Morning," "A Picnic Lunch," and "The Party.") The book focuses on the friendship of Pig and Goose. In chapter one, Pig--while on her way to a picnic--sees Goose returning. These two are very happy to see each other. Pig wants Goose to teach HER how to fly. That doesn't happen. But Goose does get invited to the picnic. In chapter two, Pig and Goose enjoy the picnic together. While Pig falls asleep and has a lovely dream, Goose enjoys a swim on the lake. At the end of the chapter, Goose is invited to Pig's house for a party later that night. In chapter three, Pig throws a GREAT party. Many friends--new and old--have come to celebrate. Pig and Goose make plans to see each other the next day.

My thoughts: I really like this one. Pig and Goose are fun characters. The illustrations are lovely.
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