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Silly Suzy Goose by Petr Horáček
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Silly Suzy Goose (2006)

by Petr Horáček

Series: Suzy Goose

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A goose reacts against the conformity of avian society. Its fantasies of fulfilling its individual potential by escaping the anonymity of the flock culminate in its near slaughter. When the goose's frankly rubbish attempt at mimicking a lion goes disastrously wrong, the gauche bird hastens back to its humdrum existence hissing around after small children in its local park. ( )
  Paul.Bentley | Jul 25, 2017 |
This was a silly story about a goose who envied all the special talents of the animals all around her and didn't appreciate the beauty of being like other geese until imitating a lion got her into trouble that only blending in with the crowd could get her out of. She doesn't give up her independent personality though. She just learns to appreciate the occasional benefits of occasionally blending in. It's mostly a story about the value of acceptance. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
Suzy Goose wants to be another animal ... until the lion is chasing her. ( )
  melodyreads | Feb 26, 2013 |
Suzy Goose is disappointed that she is like everyone else so she goes around to observe other animals and their special traits (i.e. a bat hanging upside down and an elephant spraying himself with his trunk). She comes upon a lion and loves his roar. But she annoys lion, waking him with her "ROARHONK!" Suzy Goose flees from the lion and hides in her flock of other geese. The lion can't tell who she is so he walks away.

I'm not quite sure about the message of the book, as I understand it. Being ok that you look like everyone else after being chased by a lion? The illustrations are very nice, but maybe there's a cultural difference (as the author is Czech) but I'm just a bit lost when telling young children it's ok to be like everyone else. I'm not sure.... ( )
  missbrandysue | Nov 6, 2011 |
This is Suzy Goose's first book and it is a fun adventure. Suzy decides she doesn't want to be like all the other geese and thinks of all the things she could do if she were a different animal. When she tries to be like the lion, he doesn't care for that. He chases after her and she gets back to her flock and blends right in. The moral being that sometimes it is good to be like everyone else, but sometimes it is OK to be different.

This is a great read aloud book, featuring many different animals and their characteristics. It is also humorous. I recommend this for preschoolers, as well as Suzy's next book, "Look Out, Suzy Goose". ( )
  julesm | Apr 17, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763630403, Hardcover)

Simple, boldly colored, and energetic, Petr Horacek's illustrations follow the story of a silly goose in search of a brand-new style - at least some of the time.

Silly Suzy Goose is just like all the other geese. But how she wishes she could hang upside-down like a bat or stretch up high like a giraffe! And wouldn't it be wonderful to jump, jump, JUMP like a kangaroo? Suzy Goose wanders farther and farther from her flock, visiting with animals that are very different from her. But when Suzy meets up with a cranky lion, she learns there may just be some advantages to blending in with the crowd!

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Suzy longs to be different from all the other geese, but learns that imitating a lion may not be the best way to express her individuality.

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2 editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 0763630403, 0763641413

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