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Random House, Jan 1, 1973 - Children's audiobooks - 32 pages
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Petunia, the goose, learns that possessing knowledge involves more than just carrying a book around under her wing.

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User Review  - jillian.g - LibraryThing

Petunia the goose thinks she is as wise as can be, carrying a book around with her and giving the other animals advice. But her advice goes wrong, she learns she must learn to read in order to learn ... Read full review

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User Review  - RachelPeterson - LibraryThing

Petunia, the duck clucks around the barnyard thinking she's wise because she has a book. She soon however realizes that carrying around a book does not make you more intelligent. Its a great motivator to get children to read.I would read this book to elementary grades. Read full review


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About the author (1973)

Roger Duvoisin was born in Geneva, Switzerland on August 28, 1904. Before becoming a children's book illustrator, he designed and painted murals, theatrical scenery, and posters as well as worked in the fashion industry. He immigrated with wife Louise Fatio to the United States in 1925. He created more than 40 books and illustrated more than 140 children's books. He created several animal characters including Petunia the foolish goose, Veronica the hippo, Crocus the crocodile, Jasmine the cow, Donkey-Donkey and Hector-Penguin. He also illustrated the Happy Lion series written by his wife. He received several awards for his works including the Caldecott Award for White Snow Bright Snow written by Alvin Tresselt in 1948 and the Caldecott Honor Award for Hide and Seek Fog also written by Tresselt in 1966. He also received the Society of Illustrators Award, the Rutgers Award, the Silver Medallion of the University of Southern Mississippi and the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota. He died on June 30, 1980.

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