‘BooBoo’ Book Review

BooBoo is a small blue gosling who likes to eat. She eats from morning until night. Then one day she eats a bright blue bubble. BooBoo burped. BooBoo burped bubbles! Will BooBoo decide that she no longer likes to eat everything?

As another adorable title in the Gossie & Friends series, BooBoo by Olivier Dunrea is another favorite book in my house. My daughter, who loves ducks and similar aquatic birds, adores the little goslings throughout the series. As a mother who finds herself reading the same books over and over again, even I have not yet grown title of the Gossie & Friends series.

Like the other titles in the series, the story and language in BooBoo is simple and repetitive. The repetitiveness is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers who are still acquiring language and is also helpful for emerging readers. However, despite the repetition, the story remains interesting even after repeated readings. I particularly like saying, “BooBoo burped bubbles,” when my daughter and I get to the middle part of the story.

Also like the other Gossie & Friends books, the illustrations in BooBoo are absolutely adorable. I personally love the whimsical illustrations style. I could spend quite a bit of time pouring over every detail on each page of the book. My daughter also loves looking at the pictures. She especially loves pointing out all the bubbles!

Cover of BooBoo by Olivier Dunrea Inside Pages of BooBoo by Olivier Dunrea

Final Verdict: BooBoo by Olivier Dunrea is another win for the Gossie & Friends series. The simple but interesting story is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and emerging readers. The whimsical illustrations delight and bring the story to life. If you are looking for a fun book to read with your young child, I cannot recommend BooBoo enough!


Image Credits

Cover of BooBoo by Olivier Dunrea © 2013 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of BooBoo by Olivier Dunrea © 2013 Heather Johnson

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Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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