Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Review - Wild Goose Chase

Wild Goose Chase: Funny Animal Phrases and the Meanings Behind Them

by Kathy Broderick
illustrated by Dragan Kordić
Date: 2021
Publisher: Sunbird Books
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book non-fiction
Pages: 36
Format: e-book
Source: library

What do you think of when you hear wild goose chase or raining cats and dogs? Do you imagine geese running in circles, or kittens and pups falling from the sky? Dive into this imaginative picture book and explore some funny animal phrases and the dictionary definitions that help explain them.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

I recently read A Wisdom of Wombats by the same author. Wild Goose Chase tackles animal phrases rather than collective nouns. While the subject is interesting, the execution is not nearly as entertaining here. I'm not sure if that's due to the pictures (this book uses a different illustrator). I did like the page about the geese... but, unfortunately, it's the first one, and the book kind of gets a little boring after that.

Kids who are interested in sayings and what they mean might like this book. But I found it didn't live up to my expectations after reading A Wisdom of Wombats.

Premise: 3/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 3/5
Originality: 3/5

Enjoyment: 3/5

Overall: 3 out of 5

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