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Honk, Honk, Goose!

Honk, Honk, Goose!

Canada Geese Start a Family

April Pulley Sayre; illustrations by Huy Voun Lee

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)



Apair of Canada geese is starting a family. The female builds a nest, lays her eggs, and keeps the chicks warm until they're ready to hatch. Her mate protects their nesting site. Soon they will have six wobbly-legged chicks.

Through the waiting, the hatching, the first stroll, and the first swim, the father goose stands guard over his family, always ready to chase away danger with a loud Honk!


Praise for Honk, Honk, Goose!

“*This book about two Canada geese that meet, mate, and raise their family has all the immediacy of a plot-based picture book and conveys personality without slipping into anthropomorphism...Lee's cut-paper collage illustrations fill the pages with color and movement.” —School Library Journal, Starred Review

“*A fun read-aloud grounded by great informational back matter, Sayre's latest is one of the few picture books that give a nod to Father Goose...Lee's cut-paper-collage illustrations wonderfully complement the text.” —Booklist, starred review

“Sayre's characteristic sound words creatively capture the calls familiar to anyone with geese in their neighborhoods. The birds' waddles and flaps are readily recognizable in Lee's movement-filled cut-paper illustrations.” —The Horn Book

“Short sentences, easy vocabulary and onomatopoeia make this ideal for sharing with the youngest listeners, but there is enough story and information to make it a good choice for ornithologically minded emergent readers as well...Lee's cut-paper–collage artwork is filled with texture...A short bibliographic essay rounds out this terrific introduction” —Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

April Pulley Sayre; illustrations by Huy Voun Lee

APRIL PULLEY SAYRE is the award-winning author of more than fifty books for young readers. She and her husband live in South Bend, Indiana.

HUY VOUN LEE is the author and illustrator of several books for young readers, including At the Beach; In the Snow; and 1, 2, 3, Go! She lives with her husband in New York City.

April Pulley Sayre

Huy Voun Lee

From the Publisher

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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