Nobody in Mrs. Pidgeon’s second-grade class at Watertower Elementary has ever met a student quite like Gooney Bird Greene—and most readers probably haven’t, either! With her wacky fashion, larger-than-life personality, and “absolutely true” stories about things like magic carpet rides and princes who live in palaces, Gooney Bird stole my heart from the beginning. Gooney Bird Greene is the tale of an unusual new student, but it’s also a primer on how to tell great stories, and would be a terrific resource for teaching storytelling principles to young elementary-aged children.
Gooney Bird Greene would be a perfect read for young pre-school and elementary-aged children, especially those who like to tell stories. And, of course, it makes a delightfully quick and quirky book for adults who still remember their own elementary days!
This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Random House
Violence/Gore: A brief reference is made to a cat losing its tail to a lawn mower accident.
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