Lucy the Canada Goose has always done things her way, ever since she hatched. When her mother, 3 brothers, and sister go west, Lucy heads east; when they fly high, she peeks under the waters of their cold northern lake.
As the goslings learn to fly, their mother tells them about the big trip that the whole flock will make in autumn, flying in a V together all the way down to Texas to spend the winter. But does Lucy want to fly in a group? Oh, no! Lucy heads out on her own as the leaves turn, flapping her way south for miles and miles.
Can Lucy really get to Texas all by herself? Our strong-winged friend learns about cooperation and the wisdom of V-formation flying soon enough.
Through charming illustrations and rhyming text, we watch the goslings grow up from page to page. Young readers and listeners will delight in the many details included in Boddy’s pictures, which individualize all the birds and animals in the story while staying true to the real critters. Endnotes include fascinating facts about Canada geese and their migratory habits. Whether Canada geese live in your area or you’ve only seen their migration Vs in pictures, Lucy Goose will become a Fall read-aloud favorite. 34 pg.
Recommended by: Katy Manck, Librarian-at-Large (retired academic/corporate/school librarian), Gilmer, Texas, USA