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Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  179 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Learning good table manners has never been this much fun!

"Chocolate mousse!" says greedy Goose. "Don't just grab it," says angry Rabbit. Good manners are not on the menu at this meal. Duck won't eat his carrots. Moth's eating the cloth, and Sheep would rather sleep than wash the dishes. Thank goodness some of the animals know how to behave. Children's favorite foods and an
Paperback, 24 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Pan Macmillan (first published April 1st 2005)
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Aliya Farooq
Sep 18, 2011 Aliya Farooq rated it liked it
Having previously read 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donaldson, I decided to try and locate another one of her books and across this one.

The cover is pretty simple with the title and an illusraton. The illustration; a goose holding a bowl of mousse, perfectly depicts the title. It gives young readers the chance to look at the picture and link them to the words of the title, a good way of young readers creating an understanding that words have meaning. The writing on the book is large and almost fun to
Feb 21, 2014 Shini rated it it was amazing
This book starts off by hungry Seal asking where the meal is. The other animals each follow in turn asking or telling something about the food.

I really enjoyed this book as each page has a partial image of the next animal so if I was reading this to a class I would ask ‘which animal do you think is next’, which encourages the children to participate and then becomes interactive. Another reason I enjoyed this book was that the words rhymed and the story was funny.

This book would be suitable for
Feb 03, 2013 Yasmin rated it really liked it
This book is about an animal dinner party where not all of the animals show good table manners! Written in a very interesting way to engage young children - Each animal is introduced with a describing word before it and the book has rhyming words in each sentence to capture the reader’s (or listener) attention.
A fun and engaging book that would be appropriate to read to EYFS and also to introduce describing words in writing (sentence structure) for Year Ones. It also has an added touch of humou
Bilsen Ibrahim
May 05, 2014 Bilsen Ibrahim rated it liked it
Dinner Party! But what’s that? Fussy duck won’t eat carrots, greedy goose eats all the moose and furry mole licks the bowls so nothing left for the sad white swan! A brightly illustrated, delightful rhyming picture book with a cast including an angry rabbit, tablecloth eating moth and a lazy sheep that would just rather sleep! Perfect for reading out aloud with varying vocal tones to further engross young children in the meal time behaviours of the featuring animals.

Recommended for younger child
Ashley Chance
May 03, 2013 Ashley Chance rated it really liked it
‘Chocolate Mouse for Greedy Goose’ is a fantastic rhyming story about a bunch of animals that cook a meal for each other and have lots of shenanigans along the way. The book is essentially about table manners and Julia Donaldson uses rhyme and lots of adjectives in the story to get children to describe ways of eating and cooking food.

This book is enjoyable especially because of the illustrations by Nick Sharrat, which bring out the comical elements of the story with the different animals making
Jul 01, 2014 Halima rated it it was amazing
"Carrots - Yuck!" Says fussy Duck
"They're good for you," says Kangaroo
It is always a joy reading Julia Donaldson's books. The use of rhymes in every sentence will get the children joining in after the first read. I read this book with my nephew and nieces but I highly recommend for a nursery class when introducing rhyming, animals or even healthy eating!
Jun 09, 2014 Bella rated it really liked it
My toddler LOVES this book. She's been learning new animals (gazelle, moth) and whilst she hasn't grasped the concept yet the book covers a lot of emotions/personality traits - happy, sad, greedy, shy etc. Great for 2-3 year olds.
Jan 03, 2015 Kitty rated it really liked it
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This story revolves around a group of animals and their behaviour at during dinner. It is a picture book with simple text, limited to one sentence per page.
In each sentence there is always an adjective in front of the name of the animal which children will find funny and memorable.

Used as whole class reading for younger children, this book could be useful for working on sentence structure and the use of adjectives/meaning and context as well as exploring cross curricular skills (PHSE)to provoke
Bradley Arlt
Oct 27, 2014 Bradley Arlt rated it it was amazing
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My youngest son's favorite book. The colors, the animals, and the sequence in the story are just right. And the point of the book is subtle. I just thought they were eating a meal. But some more official thing said it was to teach table manners. Who knew?

Plus the paper is a bit thicker than normal, so my youngest (who isn't that careful with books) doesn't rip anything.

I'd give this book a 3 star rating. But my son (the intended audience) would rate it as 5. So he wins. :)
Limau Nipis
Oct 25, 2011 Limau Nipis rated it really liked it
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Wonderful read aloud with my kids, this one is very illustrative with all sorts of farm animal, which I can teach my kids. Wonderful introduction on animal farm.
Pipa Guest
Dec 28, 2015 Pipa Guest rated it it was amazing
My little one doesn't enjoy this book as much as the other Julia Donaldson books but I think it is still marvellous!
May 09, 2013 Lindsay rated it liked it
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food, wild animals, manners - A manners book that isn't too didactic. Fun rhymes and unusual animals add to the fun.
Dec 25, 2012 Luke rated it liked it
Good for rhyming and adjectives to describe characters
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