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Gooney the Fabulous (Gooney Bird) by Lois…

Gooney the Fabulous (Gooney Bird)

by Lois Lowry

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This is a realistic fiction story about a second grade class reading a book about Aesop's fables. Gooney Bird Greene comes up with a fabulous idea about each of the students coming up with their own fable and presenting it to the class. The whole class is exciting and is working on costumes and decorations except for Nicholas. But Gooney Greene helps Nicholas find a way to enjoy the project too. ( )
  kvelin | Mar 3, 2015 |
"Gooney Bird Greene returns for a third installment. Here, her second-grade class is learning about fables. In typical Gooney fashion, the precocious child takes over her classroom by suggesting that everyone write a new fable. Mrs. Pidgeon encourages her enthusiasm by letting her direct the project, and each subsequent chapter is dedicated to a student's work,...Full of new vocabulary words and information about fables, this slightly didactic first chapter book is a must for Gooney Bird fans."
From NoveList (Reviewed March 1, 2007) (School Library Journal, vol 53, issue 3, p176)
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  readingtodogs | Aug 15, 2008 |
Gooney Bird Greene gets her class to each compose an animal fable -- selecting an animal with the same first letter as their name. The children dress up as the animal for their oral storytelling. Introduces concept of fables and promotes good storytelling. ( )
  UWC_PYP | Sep 24, 2007 |
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Gooney Bird Greene has a fabulous idea after her teacher reads fables to the class. The children learn that fables are stories with animal characters that teach something important. Gooney’s fabulous idea is that each student create their own fable and tell it to the class! Everyone but Nicholas is excited about their stories and costumes. Can Gooney Bird find out why Nicholas is unhappy and get him to join in the fun? Now that would be truly fabulous!

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Gooney Bird Greene takes charge of a class project as she and her fellow students in Mrs. Pidgeon's second grade class learn about fables by each making up their own based on an animal that begins with the same letter as their first name.

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