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Friday 17 December 2010

Review: Suzy Goose and the Christmas Star

Precious is the first word that comes to mind upon reading Suzy Goose and the Christmas Star.

Firstly, it's a goose afterall. And who doesn't love a goose? Especially a goose who believes in the magic of stars in the sky. Pluckable stars. Reachable stars.

When Suzy spies the brightest star in the sky, she knows that star is needed for the top of the animals' Christmas tree - so she go gets it.

As you do.

Only, of course, Suzy finds it difficult to reach that star in the sky. But does she give up? No, she does not - and in fact, the young and hopeful goose gets hopelessly lost in the process.

Let's just say - thank goodness for friends. And thank goodness for the magic of perception - the idea that the world can look utterly magicaly, depending on where you're standing. And Suzy Goose and her friends find themselves standing in the best place of all.

Coupled with divinely whimsical illustrations, this is a book of goose-tingling (scuse the pun) delight, magic, friendship and togetherness. And isn't that what Christmas is all about?

Title: Suzy Goose and the Christmas Star
Author/Illustrator: Petr Horacek
Publisher: Walker Books, A$15.95
Publication Date: 1 October 2010
Format: Soft cover
ISBN: 9781406326215
For ages: 1-5
Type: Picture Book

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