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Gooney Bird Greene

by Lois Lowry

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This is a fun and imaginative read. I would not suggest this for a read-aloud, but it fosters imagination and helps students to realize that each of them has the ability to tell stories as well. I think some poor behavior is shown and there are little morals. Though the teacher has exceptional class management, students often seem to run the classroom. It is a fun story, but does not necessarily have the best meaning or morals set for students. ( )
  jcocca | Sep 3, 2015 |
What a great message this book shows. This is an excellent book on friendships and a little bit of wackiness. If you have a 2nd grader, they will love this book. I bought this for my granddaughter, Emma, when she was in the second grade and it quickly became her favorite book. ( )
  Donna.Hice | Jul 14, 2015 |
This realistic fiction, early chapter book is about a feisty and friendly second grade girl who enters a new school in pajamas and cowgirl boots. She loves being the center of attention and telling her absolutely "true" stories that captivate the class. Her stories are actually true, but she tends to leave out details so they are more interesting. ( )
  ebecker13 | Apr 13, 2015 |
This is a story about a new girl, Gooney Bird Greene, who enters Mrs. Pidgeon's 2nd grade class after the year has already begun. Gooney Bird Greene immediately captures the class' interest with her unique outfits and matter-of-fact way of speaking. During a lesson on storytelling the class chooses Gooney to tell a story. She begins to tell stories everyday that captivate the whole class, including Mrs. Pidgeon. The stories are really outlandish and seem to be fake, however, Gooey is telling the truth. She leaves out details to make her stories sound more interesting. ( )
  kvelin | Feb 24, 2015 |
This book does a great job of teaching the important parts of story to young children. It would be a great read-aloud to share when teaching students how to write their own stories. ( )
  reynolds2 | Feb 22, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440419603, Paperback)

Two-time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry introduces a new girl in class who loves being the center of attention and tells the most entertaining “absolutely true” stories.

There’s never been anyone like Gooney Bird Greene at Watertower Elementary School. What other new kid comes to school wearing pajamas and cowboy boots one day and a polka-dot t-shirt and tutu on another? Gooney Bird has to sit right smack in the middle of the class because she likes to be in the middle of everything. She is the star of story time and keeps her teacher and classmates on the edge of their seats with her “absolutely true” stories. But what about her classmates? Do they have stories good enough to share?

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A most unusual new student who loves to be the center of attention entertains her teacher and fellow second graders by telling absolutely true stories about herself, including how she got her name.

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