Early Readers – Goose and Duck

A little boy finds a goose egg. When the goose hatches, it imprints on the boy, believing he is the goose’s mother. Later, he finds a duck egg, and the same things happens. Generally, they have a good time together. Then the autumn comes and the adult birds join flocks and fly south for the winter because “That’s how it is with birds.”

This is an I Can Read Level 2 book. There are about three sentences on each page. The sentences are generally short and simple. There are repeated points where “and” is used as the first word in a sentence, which may or may not upset some grammarians. The language is fairly simple and appropriate for a beginning reader. The illustrations are colorful and engaging. The pictures reinforce what is going on in the text.

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