Published by Charlesbridge
Summary: Pig is excited to be heading out for a picnic on the first day of spring, when she’s surprised by a goose who lands at her feet. She admires his flying, and he tries (unsuccessfully) to teach her to fly. She invites him to join her on her picnic; they enjoy it so much that she extends the invitation to a first-day-of-spring party at her house that night. During the day, Pig has wished for Goose’s abilities to fly and to swim, but at the party, Goose gets to see Pig’s talents as she keeps her guests entertained, well-fed, and happy. They part ways with the promise of a picnic the next day, and the hope that there will be a sequel featuring these two friends. 48 pages; grades K-3.
Pros: Fans of Poppleton and Frog and Toad will enjoy this new three-chapter book for emergent readers. The watercolor illustrations are cute and cheery, and the friendship and humor will keep kids reading.
Cons: The humor is more of a smile than Frog-and-Toad laugh-out-loud.