Goose and Duck by Jean Craighead George

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Earlier this month, she reviewed the Easy Reader nominee Goose and Duck by Jean Craighead George, author of the now-classic My Side of the Mountain and Julie of the Wolves. This admirably prolific author is still at it, this time in conjunction with illustrator Priscilla Lamont. When a young boy finds a goose egg and lets it hatch, at first he's a bit surprised to find that the goose imprints on him–it thinks he's Mom. But the real silliness starts when they find a duck egg–and the duck decides the goose is its mother:

George does a masterful job of making a really complex and fascinating tale in simple, straightforward language that beginning readers can grasp.

Read more about it in the full review.