Friday, July 8, 2011

Flightless Goose Virtual Book Tour - A Kids Story About Rising Above Challenges - Review & GIVEAWAY

Children's Book Review

GIVEAWAY Details Below Post - Ends 7/31/11

Flightless Goose Book by Eric D. Goodman
Image from the Author/Publisher

I'm thrilled to let you know that Mommy Blog Expert is today's stop on the Flightless Goose Virtual Book Tour!  I invite you to read my review below AND enter the giveaway I'm hosting to win a copy -- Entry details are at bottom of this post.

As a mommy blogger I am approached by dozens of publishers and authors every week about reviewing their books.  Unfortunately, due to time limits, I have to be selective because I just don't have the time I wish I had as a mommy blogger with triplets plus one more to share all the great kid's books that are out there.  

One book I think families with young children ought to know about is Flightless Goose by Eric D. Goodman.  The tale is actually based on the real-life story about a goose that lived in Columbus, Ohio.  When the author and his wife, Nataliya (who illustrated for this project) witnessed the downed bird's troubles, they decided to create a kid's book around that scenario.  

As the story goes, Gilbert the Goose has a terrible accident and can no longer fly, so he can't migrate with his feathered friends when they fly south every winter.  What transpires when Gilbert is left behind and he is faced with a variety of challenges such as how a goose can survive a Midwestern Winter in the snow makes for an inspirational story that parents and children will both enjoy.

What I like best about Flightless Goose
  • It's hard cover which means it can withstand many, many readings of the story.
  • The juvenile title is a real family affair with its husband-wife writer-illustrator daddy-mommy team work. 
  • The watercolor & pen illustrations are unique, colorful, and plentiful, making this a good one to keep very young kids engaged as you read to them.
  • Text is simple enough that older children who have a bit of intellectual ability can take their turn reading to mom, dad, or even the entire family.
  • The story is based on a real incident involving animals, a subject that is most kid-friendly.
  • It illustrates sensitivity toward disabilities and character who are different from their peers. At the same time the tale is very upbeat, about rising above and beyond challenges.  Both things children are never too young to learn about in a story format such as this.
About the Flightless Goose, $15.95, Hardcover
Available direct from the author as well as on Amazon.  Published by The Writer's Lair Books.

Leave a comment below this post if you have questions for the author to answer or read on to find out how to win a copy of this book.

The Flightless Goose

Leave one or more comments below this post. Contest ends July 31, 2011 at 12 midnite PST and is open to legal residents of the U.S. only.

For the Required (Mandatory) Entry
Simply leave a comment below this blogpost with your email address, Facebook or Twitter contact info so we may contact the winner. In the event that you are the lucky one, MommyBlogExpert will contact you for your shipping address.

For Additional Chances to Win
Get extra entries for following MommyBlogExpert on Twitter and/or Facebook, Flightless Goose on Facebook , Writer's Lair on Twitter, and/or for subscribing to this blog.  Remember: Be sure to return to MommyBlogExpert to leave an additional comment after each individual action you do to confirm them so we can record all your extra chances to win.

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