10/28/20

The Goose on the Roof Book Review & Book Tour Giveaway


By on 10/28/2020 10:36:00 AM

I love finding children's books that entertain--and teach some life lessons! Recently, I had the opportunity to read and review Animals at the Office and The Goose on the Roof by Sarah Sommer. Today, I am sharing my review of The Goose on the Roof--and you can check out my review of the author's Animals at the Office if you missed it as well. Read my thoughts, learn about the books and enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post!

Book TitleThe Goose on the Roof by Sarah Sommer
CategoryChildren's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  40 pages
Genre:  Picture Book
Publisher:  Sarah Sommer
Release date:   January 2020
Content Rating:  G. Children's picture book with no adult topics or language
 
About the Book

When one little girl tries to solve a big problem involving a goose on her roof, she enlists the help of her animal friends. Despite her best efforts, things don't go as planned, and she ends up with additional challenges to navigate as well. The Goose on the Roof features rhymes, animal characters, and a theme of problem-solving. The order of the characters can serve as a memory game as the story builds up and unwinds. Children may also be encouraged to come up with their own ideas for how to solve the issue of the honking goose on the roof and the predicaments created by the other animals. Winner (1st place) of the 2020 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards in the animals/pets category (ebook), this children's story highlights animals in a wholesome and engaging way.
 
My Review

 

The Goose on the Roof Entertains--and Teaches a Lesson. Little readers will meet a little girl with a big problem: a honking goose on her roof. As the little girl seeks help from friendly, neighborhood animals--her problems get worse and worse with each well-meaning helper until she finds the helper she could have consulted all along! Children will find the story funny as the characters add to the chaos and problem of the goose on the roof--and parents or other adults will easily use it to teach a lesson or two as well.


The Goose on the Roof Uses Humor to Encourage Some Creative Thinking. I love books that encourage readers to ask questions and try to solve the story's problems. What would you do about this? What can be done to fix this problem? There is a lot of value in the process of trial and error in problem-solving! This book offers many "solutions" with some flaws along the way that shares some wisdom for children to learn.

 

Would I Recommend The Goose on the Roof by Sarah Sommer? My youngest daughter has always been a "do-it-herself-problem-solver." While her solutions have sometimes not been the fastest--or the most effective--she has learned a lot of useful skills along the way and gained the ability to think independently and actually solve many of her own problems. Like the family in The Goose on the Roof, we have seen our fair share of small issues made a lot worse by my youngster's deciding not to ask a parent for a quick fix--but some trial and error / creative problem solving is key to developing an independent child. This book is a fun way to teach children about problem-solving, making mistakes, the value of creative thinking, and finding the right person to help when you need it! The Goose on the Roof is a fun children's book with easy to read pages and engaging illustrations that offer a lot to family storytime or a classroom discussion!

 

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Book TitleAnimals at the Office by Sarah Sommer
CategoryChildren's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  40 pages
Genre:  Picture Book
Publisher:  Sarah Sommer
Release date:   October 2020
Content Rating:  G. Children's picture book with no adult topics or language
 

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About the Book

It's Gator's first day at his new office job, and he is surrounded by quirky personalities like the slow slug, the obedient dog, the aggressive hawk, and the chatty chicken. He is eager to fit in with his new co-workers, so he tries to be like them. But acting like everyone else doesn't work out for him, and he learns a valuable lesson about himself instead. Featuring hand-drawn illustrations, vibrant colors, and rhymes, Animals at the Office sparks dialogue regarding first-day jitters, fitting in with new crowds, and embracing one's own special traits despite being surrounded by others who are different. Adults may relate to the featured characters based on their own experiences at an office and can use the book to talk more with children about their own job and what going to work means for them.

 

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Meet the Author

Sarah Sommer enjoys working with words in a way that makes the story feel musical and rhythmical, which is a reflection of her first career in music as a professional clarinetist. She is passionate about animals and enjoys nature, the arts, and dark chocolate.

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About Angela

Angela is a freelance travel writer and lifestyle blogger, blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, 5 moody cats, 1 spoiled dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

1 comments :

  1. Thank you so much for your review! I can totally see a little one using trial and error to try to solve problems!

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