The Flightlesss Goose is based on a true story. The story is written by Eric Goodman and beautifully illustrated in watercolor by his wife Nataliya. The book is Published by The Writer's Lair Books.
The title cues you in on the book's story. The author has taken the story of a goose to help teach children that we are all different and have different talents or gifts. This is not a story with a fairytale ending however is a story with a realistic, true and honest ending that can give hope to adults and children alike. The author uses the book to show children that no matter what our limitations might be each of us has a gift and we need to use it. I would encourage educators, parents, grandparents and anyone who has a child in their life to check out this book. I would say it would be a must have for any school library. Check out The Flightless Goose which is a fun site offering a sneak peek into this amazing book and The Writer's Lair Books for information on the book from the publisher. The book is hardback and retails for $15.95 and is available for purchase through The Flightless Goose Website and Amazon. A fun read-a-long CD is available through the book's website.
I love giving books as gifts so don't forget that this would make an excellent Christmas gift for children or teachers!
*Disclosure: I was given a copy of the book and audio CD in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for this post.