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Monday, June 29, 2020

Put Your Foot Down! Ollie The Stomper by Oliver Dunrea

Ollie is a little brown gosling.

Gertie and Gossie are little yellow goslings.

GOSSIE WEARS BRIGHT RED BOOTS.

GERTIE WEARS BRIGHT BLUE BOOTS
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In their big boots, Gossie and Gertie are impressive, clomping through the straw, romping among the raindrops, and stomping in the rain puddles.

Ollie has no boots for clomping or romping or stomping.

Gertie and Gossie show off their boots shamelessly. They stomp-splash in the rain puddles and hide out among the pumpkins, poking their brightly booted feet out just to tease their bootless little buddy.

Jumping up on an overturned basket, Ollie makes an announcement.
"I WANT BOOTS!" OLLIE SHOUTS.

His announcement gets Gertie's and Gossie's attention, for sure!

There's only one way to be fair. Gertie gives Ollie a boot and Gossie gives Ollie a boot. Now Ollie has a red boot and a blue boot on his each of his two feet. Happy, he hops to the barn and then stomps to the piggery, where he stops and gives his new footwear a long, hard look.

Ollie makes a proclamation.
"BOOTS ARE TOO HOT!"

There's one sure cure for hot geese feet. It's time for a swim in the pond, au naturel, for the three little goslings, in Oliver Dunrea's Ollie the Stomper (Gossie & Friends) (Houghton Mifflin Books), one of the author's many adorable gosling barnyard stories which offers a happy solution to toddler jealousies. For newbies to the barnyard bunch, share this one with Dunrea's earlier Ollie (Gossie & Friends) and Gossie and Gertie (Gossie and Friends).. For more of Dunrea's endearing books of the poultry pairs, see reviews here.

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