Meet a goose named Betsy who has a very special job. . . being a mother!
Who has smooth soft feathers, a long white neck, two beady blue eyes, a wonderful waddle, and a nest full of eggs? My goose Betsy, that’s who! Come along as Betsy warms her eggs until one day her goslings are ready to hatch. Tap, tap, tap. Push, push. Soon a gosling is free, and Betsy is waiting to gather it up under her wing.
Back matter includes further information about geese and an index.
About the Author
Trudi Braun's own geese, William and Dorothy, came to live with her when they were one-week-old goslings. They are now twelve years old and are great-grandparents. Trudi still feels especially close to her first pets, though today she has hens, cats, horses, sheep, and three children as well. She has wanted to write a book ever since she was a little girl, but this is the first one she ever finished.
John Bendall-Brunello drew on childhood memories of visiting his great aunt to illustrate MY GOOSE BETSY. His great aunt kept a cow, a goat, four pigs, and a vast assortment of geese, ducks, chickens, and turkeys.