Hey Goose! What's Your Excuse?

Author & Illustrator:
Lisa M. Griffin
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Boone is a gosling, loving life on the water with his family. He feels safe and comfortable in his small corner of the pond, so why would he ever leave? When Boone's mom and siblings swim off to the opposite shore, he doesn't follow. He has his reasons, like the water is too cold and deep, and the other shore is too muddy. But when he sees his family having fun, he wonders what he's missing. Are they eating doughnuts, having a campfire, or will they see the elusive pond Yeti? Boone's curiosity soon grows bigger than his fears. He slowly paddles away from his safe space, taking readers on a journey that reveals why leaving your comfort zone can lead to exciting and unexpected places. 32 pgs.

Published by Boys Town Press

ISBN: 978-1-944882-18-1

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2 Reviews

  • 5
    Trying New Things

    Posted by Alice Berger, blogger @ Bergers Reviews on Aug 21st 2018

    Boone doesn’t like to try new things. So when his mother and siblings decide to cross over to the other side of the pond, Boone has no intention of going with them. He has a list of excuses not to go. But soon he begins to think about all the fun they’re having without him and wishes he was there.

    Paddling like a crazy goose, he heads over to the other side. When he realizes he did it all by himself, he’s amazed! His mom is so proud of him, and his siblings have even saved him a sweet treat as a reward.

    Children who are uncomfortable with change will relate to Boone’s feelings. Hey Goose! What’s Your Excuse? addresses these fears of stepping outside their comfort zone, providing a helpful tips page for educators and parents.

  • 5
    Enjoyed by All

    Posted by Tiffany Lacasse, blogger @ The Quirky Mom Next Door on Jul 11th 2018

    It is so cute and was enjoyed by all of my little ones. It’s about a goose named Boone who is afraid to cross the pond but ultimately decides to do it and good things happen! This book is perfect for teaching children not to be afraid to step out of their comfort zones and try new things!

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