Goose’s Story by Cari Best

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs

This past week we encouraged you to teach children what Autumn looks like, feels like, tastes like, smells like, and sounds like. A common sign of Autumn is the sound of geese honking as they migrate south for the winter.

In Goose’s Story, by Cari Best, Canadian geese settle by the pond near the home of the young girl who is the narrator of the book. She and her dog enjoy watching the geese and listening to their distinctive honking.
The young girl takes interest in one particular goose that has lost a foot from an accident. The girl encourages the goose when it cannot swim and is ostracized by the other geese. Though she knows she shouldn’t, she can’t help but feed the injured goose corn.
Then one day in the fall the geese are gone, and the injured goose with them. Throughout the fall, winter, and early spring, the young girl wonders about her injured goose, and then spring comes and brings with it a great surprise. Not only is the injured goose back, but it has found a mate and has seven adorable chicks.
This story teaches children the power of perseverance and the ability of animals in the wild to adapt and survive.

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