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Successful talk show host, singer, songwriter, actress, and author Kathie Lee Gifford has come up with a delightful book for children! Lucy Goosy is carefully reviewing her list of animals to invite for her birthday party. She has to make sure to invite the right guests so that her party will be perfect. But when she focuses on everyone's bad qualities, instead of good, she discovers that there is no one to attend! With a little help from the Wise Owl, Lucy Goosy discovers it is our special characteristics that make us unique. Written in adorable sing-song rhyme, Kathie Lee Gifford's new picture book for children teaches us that we are all special because we are different!
This endearing book comes with a CD, where the accompanying song “Party Animals” is performed by the author so kids can read and sing along with the music.
A birthday invitation readers can remove from an envelope cleverly ushers them into Today Show host Gifford's chirpy story about finicky Lucy Goosy, who "wanted her party to be simply the best,/ so she had to be careful when choosing each guest." It's no easy task: Pig will eat all the food, Goat is always in a bad mood, poky Turtle will be late, and Bee is too busy to leave his hive. The meter is on target, but the verse can be weak ("If I invite Ant, I'll get ants in my pants!"). Danish artist Alexandersen portrays the animals with comedic hyperbole. Self-indulgent Cat models a snazzy new gown, Cow wears a ruffled frock while eating hay with fork and knife, and cocky Rooster performs on stage while wearing a leather jacket and sunglasses. In a fairly treacly denouement, Owl chastises Lucy for being too critical and advises her to invite everyone: "Yes, each has a gift that no one else gives./ So let's celebrate how different each one of us is!" Gifford sings the lyrics on an accompanying CD. Ages 4 8.