Review: The Goose on the Roof

Book Title:  The Goose on the Roof | Author: Sarah Sommer | Illustrator: Martina Terzi | Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7) | Publisher: Sarah Sommer | Release date:  October 2020

Book Description: When one little girl tries to solve a big problem involving a goose on her roof, she enlists the help of her animal friends. Despite her best efforts, things don’t go as planned, and she ends up with additional challenges to navigate as well. The Goose on the Roof features rhymes, animal characters, and a theme of problem-solving. The order of the characters can serve as a memory game as the story builds up and unwinds. Children may also be encouraged to come up with their own ideas for how to solve the issue of the honking goose on the roof and the predicaments created by the other animals. Winner (1st place) of the 2020 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards in the animals/pets category (ebook), this children’s story highlights animals in a wholesome and engaging way.

My Thoughts: What would you do if a (loudly honking) goose was stuck on your roof? In Sarah Sommer’s picture book, The Goose on the Roof, one little girl has to figure out how to solve that problem — with hilarious and heartfelt results.

This Goose on the Roof weaves a wonderfully unique problem together with a fun cast of characters and a determined protagonist. Every animal enlisted to help — from frog to dog, flea to feline — seems to get into the mix and unwinding the story is just as fun as winding it up. A palette of bright colors and clean, crisp illustrations draw young readers right into the story.

I especially loved when the little girl’s father comes to help. He doesn’t take over or solve the problem, but he’s there with her and his presence is sweet and caring. I also found the initial problem refreshing as we quickly learn that the goose doesn’t belong to the girl! The concept of taking ownership — not because it’s your fault, but because it’s the right thing to do — is a wonderful topic to address with young children.

The Goose on the Roof is a clever, rhyming picture book with a colorful cast of characters, lots of laugh-out-loud scenes and a wealth of conversation starters. This is a fun book to read and discuss over and over again.

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Meet the Author: Sarah Sommer enjoys working with words in a way that makes the story feel musical and rhythmical, which is a reflection of her first career in music as a professional clarinetist. She is passionate about animals and enjoys nature, the arts, and dark chocolate.

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A sincere thank you to the author for providing a copy of the book and introducing me to her wonderful stories. 

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