Can some fast storytelling help a goose outwit his fox captor? Children will giggle at the goose's retellings of familiar tales-all starring the fox. Each story is a mini-book bound right onto the pages of Time for a Tale. They include "Ali Baa Baa and the Forty Sheep," "The Fox Princess and the Pea," "The Pied Fox of Hamelin," and "The Three Little Chicks." Kids will demand to hear all of these tales again and again!
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K-Gr. 2. When a fox catches a goose for dinner, the goose outfoxes him by telling stories until the fox falls asleep. Children familiar with such tales as "The Pied Piper," "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves," and "The Princess and the Pea" will love how the goose changes the old stories into "The Pied Fox of Hamelin," "Ali Baa Baa and the Forty Sheep," and other delightful versions. The book design adds to the fun, with each of the new fractured tales told in a separate little picture book that is bound inside the bigger story. Steer's retellings use just the right amount of sophistication and humor for the audience he's targeting, and Moseng's illustrations show a confident goose, an increasingly aggravated fox, and the funny, exaggerated turnarounds that make the small creature powerful. Kathy Broderick
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When a hungry fox captures a quick-witted goose in Time for a Tale by Dugald Steer, illus. by Elisabeth Moseng, the goose saves herself from being eaten by telling stories (a la Scheherazade in The Arabian Nights); four mini-books (including Ali Baa Baa and the Forty Sheep) appear inside. Ages 4-9.
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