Hilary Robinson (text) and Mandy Stanley (illustrator), Gregory Goose is on the Loose! Up the Mountain, New Frontier Publishing, February 2020, 18 pp., RRP $12.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781925594942
Hilary Robinson (text) and Mandy Stanley (illustrator), Gregory Goose is on the Loose! At the Fair, New Frontier Publishing, March 2020, 18 pp., RRP $12.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781925594959
Gregory Goose is on the loose in this series of board books. Each book focuses on Gregory Goose’s adventure at a different location. Whether he’s on the Moon, in the Jungle, at the Fair, or on the Mountain; Gregory is always playing hide-and-seek and needs the reader to find him.
The words used by Hilary Robinson pose questions to the reader relating to Gregory’s location, while also flowing in a catchy rhyming tempo.
Mandy Stanley’s illustrations capture the elements of each location beautifully; whether that be the fairy floss or teacups at the fair; or the chair lift and skiers on the mountain. The pages are filled with an assortment of interesting features which enhance the portrayal of the setting and location of each book, while also capturing the reader’s interest and attention.
This fun style of story is sure to capture the attention of young children as they delight in the colourful, inviting illustrations while also celebrating the joy of finding Gregory on each page.
Reviewed by Raquel Mayman