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Gossie and Gertie are best friends. They splash in the
rain, play hide-and-seek, and they dive in the pond together. Everywhere
Gossie goes, Gertie does too. Or does she?

With charming
illustrations and gentle text, Olivier Dunrea has created two lovable,
sweet characters that will appeal to the youngest listeners.

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Reviews for Gossie and Gertie (Reader) (Gossie & Friends):

3

Feb 13, 2019

I don't know why I am liking it I don't know why I am liking it???? ...more
4

Jul 07, 2016

This is a sequel to the Gossie book which I loved so much. Olivier Dunrea introduces Gertie to us in Gossie and picks up right where she left off. Both goslings are adorable and I can't get enough of these feel good books. :) Even the way that Gossie gets frustrated is so darn cute!
4

Mar 28, 2018

This story is so cute! I love the illustrations, especially how Gossie and Gertie always have their mouths hanging open. Gossie is a bit bossy, and Gertie usually follows her around because they're best friends. One day, Gertie stops following Gossie, and Gossie has to learn to compromise. Really simple, really cute. The only problem with this is that it's a tiny book, physically, so wouldn't be good for storytime. 2+
4

May 06, 2016

There are quite a few books by Dunrea about Gossie and her friends, and if you like the art style you won't hate the others. But Gossie and Gertie is the one that's a bit more complex and even entertained me. Maybe more than it should have, since I was thinking about what some of the adults in the world could learn from this story! The dynamic between the two ducks is timeless and really funny while being simple enough to enjoy with a young child.
4

Nov 21, 2013

The series begins with Gossie & Gertie although they do not have to be read in any particular order. They are short, cute and fun books. They do not teach any higher values and morals; they are purely for entertainment. The reason I give them all four stars is because my son loves them so much, he carries them around with him everywhere and I like the art. Anything that encourages my semi-reluctant reader that well deserves a decent rating.
2

Apr 27, 2010

When followers don't always follow, leaders are apt to get upset. I liked that the leader at first learned to take a turn at following. Everyone is an expert in something and no one is an expert in everything. I loved reading a story to my kids to illustrate they do not always have to do what someone says they should. While I like obedience, I do not like absence of thought and the burying of oneself to appease another. I like that Gossie and Gertie were still friends even after an argument.
5

Feb 19, 2014

Gossie & Gertie are adorable goslings who are best friends. They love to play together and follow each other around the barnyard.

This book was originally published as a small picture book. It was shelved with the board books (at my library), so usually tiny tots and their parents enjoyed these adorable stories. Now they are easy readers! They are great for early reading with wide open illustrations and simple sentences. Huzzah for a new format!

2018 storytime theme: Gossie & Gertie
2019 Gossie & Gertie are adorable goslings who are best friends. They love to play together and follow each other around the barnyard.

This book was originally published as a small picture book. It was shelved with the board books (at my library), so usually tiny tots and their parents enjoyed these adorable stories. Now they are easy readers! They are great for early reading with wide open illustrations and simple sentences. Huzzah for a new format!

2018 storytime theme: Gossie & Gertie
2019 storytime theme: Gossie & Gertie

Reviewed from a library copy. ...more
4

Sep 26, 2013

This book would be perfect to read to little kids who are just starting to learn how to make friends at school and in the neighborhood. It teaches children that you can have best/good friends but that doesn't mean that you have to do everything together. When Gossie wants to do certain things, he always wanted Gertie to do it with him and vice versa. Gossie and Gertie both learn that they can still be friends but be their own people and enjoy their own things. I would use this at the beginning This book would be perfect to read to little kids who are just starting to learn how to make friends at school and in the neighborhood. It teaches children that you can have best/good friends but that doesn't mean that you have to do everything together. When Gossie wants to do certain things, he always wanted Gertie to do it with him and vice versa. Gossie and Gertie both learn that they can still be friends but be their own people and enjoy their own things. I would use this at the beginning of the year to show students that friends do not always have to be together and be at each other's side every moment. ...more
5

Mar 07, 2011

3/7/2011:
The first dozen or so times I read this book to you, you had no interest in it whatsoever. Then, recently (around age 21 months), you started pulling it off the shelf and giving it to me. Presently, we are reading 4-9 times per night before bed, and occasionally during the day, if you happen to wander into your room and see it sitting out. Sometimes I bury it under your other books after you fall asleep, on the offchance that I might be spared a night of reading it. It hasn't worked 3/7/2011:
The first dozen or so times I read this book to you, you had no interest in it whatsoever. Then, recently (around age 21 months), you started pulling it off the shelf and giving it to me. Presently, we are reading 4-9 times per night before bed, and occasionally during the day, if you happen to wander into your room and see it sitting out. Sometimes I bury it under your other books after you fall asleep, on the offchance that I might be spared a night of reading it. It hasn't worked yet, but you can't blame a mommy for trying. Each night at bed time, you go digging for it in your bedtime book basket.

The funny part? To date, you have virtually no interest in "Gossie," the prequel to this classic. ...more
4

Mar 24, 2019

This series is so charming and my 2 yo loves the colorful illustrations. The stories are silly and sweet without being annoying or wordy. This book in particular is a favorite in the series.
5

Feb 26, 2015

"Gossie & Gertie" by Olivier Dunrea is a story about two playful ducklings named Gossie and Gertie. Goosie and Gertie are best friends. Everything Gossie does, Gertie usually does too. The story begins with the two ducklings happily splashing in the rain. In continuation, they play in the daisies, dive in the pond, and curiously play in the haystacks together. Gertie happily follows Gossie most of the time, but sometimes Gertie prefers not to follow Gossie and decides to play with other "Gossie & Gertie" by Olivier Dunrea is a story about two playful ducklings named Gossie and Gertie. Goosie and Gertie are best friends. Everything Gossie does, Gertie usually does too. The story begins with the two ducklings happily splashing in the rain. In continuation, they play in the daisies, dive in the pond, and curiously play in the haystacks together. Gertie happily follows Gossie most of the time, but sometimes Gertie prefers not to follow Gossie and decides to play with other animals such as frogs, beetles, and butterflies. Finally, Gertie takes charge at the end of the story and tells Gossie to follow him for a change. At this point, Gertie leads Gossie to dinner to end their day. Again, Gossie and Gertie are best friends.

When I first open this book, the illustrations are the first things that catch my eye. In this story, the illustrations are very plain and simple. They are rather small images that are centered in the middle of the page, but they do not take up very much space on the page. With this being said, I think that the illustrator could have used the space on each page more effectively by eliminating the plain, white, 1-2 inch margins surrounding each illustration. Furthermore, the illustrator’s simple style is also displayed through using simple shapes as design elements to make the barn and the hay trough in the barn. For example, the barn is made of one, large, black rectangle with a dark green roof in the shape of a giant triangle. In addition, the sheep’s feeding trough in the barn is made of a long rectangle and two rectangular legs that are slightly slanted to support the weight of the hay. In continuation, I also think that the illustrator could have used a better color selection throughout the book. For example, on one page, the illustrator has Gossie and Gertie in a yellow haystack, and the ducks are also yellow. Therefore, the ducks blend in with the background. Despite these minor drawbacks to the illustrations, the images are still helpful for readers to visualize the story, and the illustrations are detailed enough to display Gossie and Gertie's emotions. For example, when Gossie and Gertie are exploring the barn, their bodies are positioned with one foot off of the ground in a marching position and their mouths are open. Therefore, I believe the illustrator is trying to show Goosie and Gertie’s curiosity and excitement while exploring together.

Overall, I recommend this story to children just learning to read. The text is very basic, and this aspect makes this book perfect for a beginning reader. Additionally, having the adventurous ducklings Gossie and Gertie talk helps keep children interested in the story. Furthermore, other animals are featured in this story such as sheep, frogs, and butterflies. Since most children love learning about animals, this book is perfect for children that are interested in these things. Finally, this story reveals a moral implying that it is acceptable to be best friends with someone even though you do not always have to do everything together. This is an important lesson for all children to learn while growing up. Therefore, I feel this story is great for beginning readers and is definitely worth reading. ...more
5

Feb 26, 2016

"Gossie & Gertie" by Olivier Dunrea is a story about two playful ducklings named Gossie and Gertie. Goosie and Gertie are best friends. Everything Gossie does, Gertie usually does too. The story begins with the two ducklings happily splashing in the rain. In continuation, they play in the daisies, dive in the pond, and curiously play in the haystacks together. Gertie happily follows Gossie most of the time, but sometimes Gertie prefers not to follow Gossie and decides to play with other "Gossie & Gertie" by Olivier Dunrea is a story about two playful ducklings named Gossie and Gertie. Goosie and Gertie are best friends. Everything Gossie does, Gertie usually does too. The story begins with the two ducklings happily splashing in the rain. In continuation, they play in the daisies, dive in the pond, and curiously play in the haystacks together. Gertie happily follows Gossie most of the time, but sometimes Gertie prefers not to follow Gossie and decides to play with other animals such as frogs, beetles, and butterflies. Finally, Gertie takes charge at the end of the story and tells Gossie to follow him for a change. At this point, Gertie leads Gossie to dinner to end their day. Again, Gossie and Gertie are best friends.

When I first open this book, the illustrations are the first things that catch my eye. In this story, the illustrations are very plain and simple. They are rather small images that are centered in the middle of the page, but they do not take up very much space on the page. With this being said, I think that the illustrator could have used the space on each page more effectively by eliminating the plain, white, 1-2 inch margins surrounding each illustration. Furthermore, the illustrator’s simple style is also displayed through using simple shapes as design elements to make the barn and the hay trough in the barn. For example, the barn is made of one, large, black rectangle with a dark green roof in the shape of a giant triangle. In addition, the sheep’s feeding trough in the barn is made of a long rectangle and two rectangular legs that are slightly slanted to support the weight of the hay. In continuation, I also think that the illustrator could have used a better color selection throughout the book. For example, on one page, the illustrator has Gossie and Gertie in a yellow haystack, and the ducks are also yellow. Therefore, the ducks blend in with the background. Despite these minor drawbacks to the illustrations, the images are still helpful for readers to visualize the story, and the illustrations are detailed enough to display Gossie and Gertie's emotions. For example, when Gossie and Gertie are exploring the barn, their bodies are positioned with one foot off of the ground in a marching position and their mouths are open. Therefore, I believe the illustrator is trying to show Goosie and Gertie’s curiosity and excitement while exploring together.

Overall, I recommend this story to children just learning to read. The text is very basic, and this aspect makes this book perfect for a beginning reader. Additionally, having the adventurous ducklings Gossie and Gertie talk helps keep children interested in the story. Furthermore, other animals are featured in this story such as sheep, frogs, and butterflies. Since most children love learning about animals, this book is perfect for children that are interested in these things.

Finally, this story reveals a moral implying that it is acceptable to be best friends with someone even though you do not always have to do everything together. This is an important lesson for all children to learn while growing up. because you really dont have to do everything with your best friends you can still be best friends and do different things whether together or apart life lesson thats really important for kids to learn. Therefore, I feel this story is great for beginning readers and is definitely worth reading.
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3

Mar 13, 2017

Skye loves this group of geese and loves their little adventures.
5

Aug 31, 2019

We love the Gossie & friends series...want to read every book in the series!
4

Feb 28, 2018

A charming children's book that made me fondly think of my best friend.
5

Oct 06, 2018

All of the Gossie books are great to read to preschoolers! We've been enjoying these during circle time.
4

Aug 20, 2019

Simple direct text and illustrations, love the characters and the message about friendship
5

Sep 28, 2018

Cute Kids Story

I like this quick short story. It's perfect right before bedtime. The kids enjoy it too. And they enjoy making up some noises for the animals as well.
5

Nov 21, 2019

My grandson loved the blue beetle that Gertie found.

The gosling girlfriends are really kind to each other and there are surprises in the art work that delight. I am happy I have this kindle version. My grandson enjoyed swiping to turn the page.
5

Jan 16, 2019

This is the second book in a series of board books for very young children. My granddaughter (2) really liked the first (Gossie). So in good Nan fashion I went right back and got her this one too. (Gotta encourage her love of reading!)
These are going to be a big hit. The stories and artwork are perfect to immediately get the littles attention. I’m quite taken with them too. Can’t wait for the third in this series!
3

Feb 09, 2019

Gossie is a small yellow gosling who wears bright red boots, and Gertie is a small yellow gosling who wears bright blue boots. They are best friends.

In this story, they experience a situation that commonly occurs in friendships: one person always being the leader and the other person finally getting fed up with being constantly bossed around. The remedy, of course, is to take turns being in charge.

This is something to which most young children can relate and a lesson everyone needs to learn. Gossie is a small yellow gosling who wears bright red boots, and Gertie is a small yellow gosling who wears bright blue boots. They are best friends.

In this story, they experience a situation that commonly occurs in friendships: one person always being the leader and the other person finally getting fed up with being constantly bossed around. The remedy, of course, is to take turns being in charge.

This is something to which most young children can relate and a lesson everyone needs to learn. While there's nothing wrong with taking the lead, it's important to let others have a say in deciding a course of action. Otherwise, they will feel marginalized and unimportant. ...more

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