Mindi and the goose no one else could see

by McBratney, Sam,

Format: Print Book 2021
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A charming new story from the author of Guess How Much I Love You offers an original--and heartening--take on childhood anxiety.

Once there was a girl called Mindi who was afraid of something that no one else could see. This thing that she was afraid of, this thing that no one else could see, was a big goose. It came into her room as quietly as a thought comes into your head. . . .

When a little girl named Mindi says she is being visited by a big goose--a scary creature that is visible only to her--her devoted dad and mom try everything they can think of to drive it away. But maybe some outside assistance is warranted from their wise friend Austen, a farmer who knows what is needed to help Mindi turn her mind to something new. In a sensitive exploration of childhood fears, Sam McBratney, the author of Guess How Much I Love You , narrates with charm, wit, and a touch of whimsy, while Linda Ólafsdóttir's delicate illustrations enhance the modern fairy-tale feel in a story that is sure to become a bedtime favorite.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Mindi can't sleep: there's a big, scary goose in her room that enters "as quietly as a thought comes into your head," but her parents don't see it. Ólafsdóttir (Play?) represents it as a sinuous, goose-shaped shadow of various objects in the child's room. "Well, you'll just have to close your eyes and make it not real," her mother says. Mindi's father, meanwhile, consults a wise old farmer named Austen, walking to Austen's hillside farm, then returning there with Mindi. A young goat strolls into the kitchen, and Mindi asks its name. "Oh, I have so many goats that I have run out of names," Austen says. "I would call her Black-and-Whitey," Mindi says. "Perfect," he responds. And his solution to Mindi's goose problem is similarly collaborative and respectful. Winsome mixed-media spreads and vignettes by Ólafsdóttir alternate between the white characters' cozy interiors and farm scenes, while chapter book--like writing by McBratney (Guess How Much I Love You) develops Austen as a character by witnessing the way he attends to Black-and-Whitey's needs, prefiguring the way he will attend to Mindi's. McBratney shows what it's like to listen authentically to children--and to believe them. Ages 3--7. (Mar.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Anxiety in children -- Juvenile fiction.
Geese -- Juvenile fiction.
Shades and shadows -- Juvenile fiction.
Anxiety in children -- Fiction.
Geese -- Fiction.
Shades and shadows -- Fiction.
Children's stories -- Pictorial works.
Picture books for children.
Picture books.
Publisher Somerville, Massachusetts :2021
Edition First US edition.
Other Titles Mindi & the goose no one else could see
Contributors Linda Ólafsdóttir, 1978- illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 9781536212815
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