Suzy Goose and the Christmas star / Petr Horáček.

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    • Publication Information:
      1st U.S. ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Suzy Goose attempts to steal a star from the night sky for the animals' Christmas tree, but no matter how high she climbs, she cannot reach it.
    • ISBN:
      9780763644871 : SAL
      0763644870 : SAL
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Booklist Reviews 2009 October #2

On the night before Christmas, Suzy Goose and her barnyard friends all gather around an outdoor tree decorated with ornaments and dusted with snow. Suzy sets out to find a star for the top, but she becomes lost in a snowstorm. Guided by honks and oinks, she returns to discover a beautiful surprise. In the multimedia illustrations, the clearly defined animal characters are beautifully set off by the luminous deep blues in the night sky and the bright, star-patterned bluish-white of the snow. Written with young children's responses in mind, this is a fine, seasonal addition to the Suzy Goose series. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2009 #6

Suzy Goose (Look Out, Suzy Goose) returns in a holiday adventure of determination and pluck as she ventures out to acquire the perfect star to top the barnyard Christmas tree. Believing that the bright star shining above her is within reach, she embarks on a mission to capture it. Each jump -- from the top of a hill, fence, and log pile -- ends with a "splat!" Suzy decides to walk to the star, but she soon finds herself alone and lost in a blizzard. Fortunately, familiar sounds ("honk," "oink") lead her home, where she and her friends realize that the star now shines directly over their decorated tree. Suzy's distinct personality shines, too, as her courage and fortitude raise her friends' spirits and make their Christmas complete. The bold illustrations showcase the dazzling contrast between the rich blues of the night sky and the cool white of the snow-covered landscape, while the text, with its many animal sounds and onomatopoeic noises, makes for a dynamic read-aloud. Copyright 2009 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.