Saturday, 26 July 2014

Children's Book Review - Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose by Julia Donaldson

Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose
Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: Nick Sharatt
Published: 2006
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Chocolate Mousse for Greedy goose is a book about a group of animals eating a meal together and not all of the animals have good table manners. It is an ideal book to introduce younger children to table manners. As with most Julia Donaldson books the sentences rhyme and are full of simple adjectives which means the story is easy to read and follow. It rhyme's so well that my son and I have been known to sing this book instead of read it, which makes us both laugh.
I love this book and so do my children, its probably one of our favourites for a bedtime story.  Nick Sharatt has done a brilliant job capturing the animals facial expressions with his illustrations. My favourite page is the rabbit page where the line is ""Don't just grab it" says angry rabbit" and the rabbit has its hands on its hips and a big frown on its face, just like a cross mum would be. I love the way tiny bits of the next animal are shown on the edge of the page so the child can guess which animal is coming next, which enable them to be more involved with the story.
I would give this 5/5 as its a perfect story for younger readers. Even though it is quite old you can still buy it on Amazon here.

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