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The Serious Goose
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Random House Children's Books 2019
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Meet a very Serious Goose in late-night host Jimmy Kimmel's first fun and funny picture book! There is nothing silly about this goose. You CANNOT make her laugh, so DON'T EVEN TRY!

Written, illustrated, and lettered by Jimmy Kimmel, this picture book challenges young readers to bring the silly out of a very Serious Goose. Inspired by Jimmy’s nickname for his kids, The Serious Goose reminds us to be silly in a serious way. Challenge your little comedians to make this no-nonsense goose smile. This delightful read-aloud is guaranteed to create gaggles of giggles time and time again!
 
Kimmel’s proceeds from sales of THE SERIOUS GOOSE will be donated to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and children’s hospitals around the country.
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Format:
Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
12/03/2019
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780525707769
ASIN:
B07S1K3SH6
Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 1.9, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
430
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Jimmy Kimmel. (2019). The Serious Goose. Random House Children's Books.

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Jimmy Kimmel. 2019. The Serious Goose. Random House Children's Books.

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Jimmy Kimmel, The Serious Goose. Random House Children's Books, 2019.

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Jimmy Kimmel. The Serious Goose. Random House Children's Books, 2019.

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Meet a very Serious Goose in late-night host Jimmy Kimmel's first fun and funny picture book! There is nothing silly about this goose. You CANNOT make her laugh, so DON'T EVEN TRY!

Written, illustrated, and lettered by Jimmy Kimmel, this picture book challenges young readers to bring the silly out of a very Serious Goose. Inspired by Jimmy’s nickname for his kids, The Serious Goose reminds us to be silly in a serious way. Challenge your little comedians to make this no-nonsense goose smile. This delightful read-aloud is guaranteed to create gaggles of giggles time and time again!
 
Kimmel’s proceeds from sales of THE SERIOUS GOOSE will be donated to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and children’s hospitals around the country.
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        Bet you can't make this goose smile, no matter how hard you try. TV personality Kimmel's first foray into picture books presents a feathered grump with a scowl that is proof against any kind of foolery: Try putting a chicken on her head, dressing her as a moose, or even trucking in a snail pizza--this goose won't crack. Breaking now and again into verse, he challenges readers to give it a try in a foil mirror: "Cluck like a chicken / moo like a cow / be doofy, be goofy / any way you know how"--and sure enough, eventually a grin bursts out to replace the grimace despite a multipage struggle to hold it in, and off prances the goose in a pair of (gender-bending) tighty whities. Yes, she's become "a SILLY goose (thanks to you)," the narrator proclaims, and what's more, "YOU are a silly kid." A hand-lettered narrative in block printing big enough to take up most of the space accompanies thick-lined cartoon views of a goosey glare that dares readers to crank up the volume, and the last page turn reveals a final tweak that may add a few grown-up voices to the younger chorus of giggles. The goose is all that's serious here...and that not for long. (Picture book. 5-7)

        COPYRIGHT(2019) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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        November 4, 2019
        How serious is this goose? We’re talking severity on steroids: on the back cover, she’s holding a copy of War and Geese. “DO NOT EVEN TRY TO BE SILLY AROUND THIS GOOSE!” writes late-night star Kimmel. The emphatic, all-caps black typography (which Kimmel also hand-drew) asserts that nothing will make this goose, with stern black brows and a safety-orange colored bill, drop her scowl, including putting a chicken on her head. Readers are invited to “give it a shot” with some funny-face-making, and a mylar mirror is included so that they can check their work: “BE DOOFY/ BE GOOFY/ ANY WAY YOU KNOW HOW.” But it’s really no use—or is it? In his savvy, funny picture-book debut, Kimmel uses his limited drawing style to great advantage; in fact, the less the goose does, the funnier it is. The interplay between the goose’s dour mien and the typography—which is every bit as much of a character as the bird in the title—drives much of the laughs. Most of all, Kimmel knows that when you tell a kid not to do something, it’s sure to unleash silliness of epic proportions. Ages 3–7.

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        December 1, 2019

        PreS-Gr 2-Comedian and prankster Kimmel challenges kids to make a serious goose smile. At the beginning of the story, Kimmel has drawn a no-nonsense goose with furrowed eyebrows and a bill pressed tightly together. He proceeds to place the goose in several silly situations, including placing a chicken on her head and dressing her as a moose, but he fails to make the goose smile. It is up to the readers to succeed where he has failed, and there is a mirror placed in the center of the story so that children can practice their silly shenanigans. The hand lettered text is black, large, and bold, with plenty of white space on the pages to allow readers to focus on the goose's facial expressions. There is pleasure in watching the goose's serious expression start to shift, and when she finally dances out in underwear with a ridiculous grin on her face, every reader will grin along with the "silly goose." This book will be fun to read aloud to a child, but particularly hilarious to read to a group of children. Proceeds from the book will benefit Children's Hospital Los Angeles and other children's hospitals around the U.S. VERDICT Laughter is contagious, and there won't be any stopping the silliness busting out when children and adults read this story together.-Sally James, South Hillsborough Elementary School, CA

        Copyright 2019 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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Written, illustrated, and lettered by Jimmy Kimmel, this picture book challenges young readers to bring the silly out of a very Serious Goose. Inspired by Jimmy’s nickname for his kids, The Serious Goose reminds us to be silly in a serious way. Challenge your little comedians to make this no-nonsense goose smile. This delightful read-aloud is guaranteed to create gaggles of giggles time and time again!
 
Kimmel’s proceeds from sales of THE SERIOUS GOOSE will be donated to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and children’s hospitals around the country.
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