Somewhere Else

Somewhere Else

George has no interest in exploring the world. He is far too busy at home baking fine pastries. Or so he tells everyone when they invite him along on their wonderful adventures. But when his friend Pascal digs a little deeper, the real reason George will not leave home is finally revealed....

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Title:Somewhere Else
Author:Gus Gordon
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Genres:Childrens
Number of Pages:32 pages pages

Somewhere Else Reviews

  • Tasha
    Feb 14, 2018

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

  • Barbara
    Jan 27, 2018

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...

    Multi media use in this great adventure tale. ...

    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun. ...

    This is the charming story of George, a duck who can?t fly, and Pascale Lombard his bear friend who helps him out. It manages to be somehow both sentimental and hilarious, and the collage illustrations can?t be beat! ...

    Pascal discovers the real reason why his friend George refuses to fly anywhere. A charming, warmhearted story. ...

    Review to come. ...

    Despite his friends' efforts to persuade him to travel and visit some of the world's most beautiful places, George, a duck, insists that he's quite content at home. After all, he's terribly busy and often baking something yummy to share with others. But after his friend Pascal learns t...

  • Nikki
    Feb 11, 2018

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...

    Multi media use in this great adventure tale. ...

    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun. ...

    This is the charming story of George, a duck who can?t fly, and Pascale Lombard his bear friend who helps him out. It manages to be somehow both sentimental and hilarious, and the collage illustrations can?t be beat! ...

    Pascal discovers the real reason why his friend George refuses to fly anywhere. A charming, warmhearted story. ...

    Review to come. ...

    Despite his friends' efforts to persuade him to travel and visit some of the world's most beautiful places, George, a duck, insists that he's quite content at home. After all, he's terribly busy and often baking something yummy to share with others. But after his friend Pascal learns t...

    George is an anthropomorphic goose, a homebody who enjoys hearing all the stories of his friends' explorations in faraway places, but he always has an excuse that keeps him from joining them (including a mountain of ironing...). When winter comes, and George is all alone, his non-migra...

    This book was a surprise. The pages are a collage of old advertisements and a simply drawn goose and his friends. Gus is a goose with a lot on his plate. There's usually something cooking in his oven or any of a number of hobbies that keep him busy. But no matter what has his attention...

    A charming story of a bird called George who can't fly and has made excuses for this inability to go places when friends have invited him to go, instead he stays home year round making fabulous cakes and pastries instead. That is, until his friend, Pascal comes to stay for the winter a...

    I wanted to like this book even more than I did but there were a lot of missed opportunities within. I really loved the illustrations! The story was good and definitely a read-aloud for grades K-2nd. However, there could have been way better connections between what the friend ate, wha...

    George isn't your typical bird, he is too busy to travel. All his friends invite him to see their favorite places, but George just always happens to be really busy baking, reading, writing, ironing, you name it! But one day, George's friend Pascal finds out the real reason George won't...

    Not a huge fan, but I think kids would like it. I didn't like the illustrations; some were straight out illustrations, other additions to the pages appear to be photos and a hodge-podge of other stuff. It was distracting to me. ...

    George isn't your typical bird, he is too busy to travel. All his friends invite him to see their favorite places, but George just always happens to be really busy baking, reading, writing, ironing, you name it! But one day, George's friend Pascal finds out the real reason George won't...

    Quirky cute book with a European vibe (author is Australian) about a duck who allegedly doesn't travel/migrate because he's just too busy with baking and other homebody tasks. A bear-friend encourages flight in a number of creative and comical ways and eventually the odd pair succeeds ...

    Yes, yes, yes. Gus Gordon gives us another sweet friendship story that comes across as authentic in its tone. I noticed that this is a story about working through fear/anxiety which never actually mentions those emotions by name or waves the whole thing in the reader's face. Bravo. ...

    Have you ever felt that you missed the boat? So does this great duck. Fortunately for him his friend, a bear, persists in finding out why his buddy never flies anywhere to see the world. They tackle the problem and discover that a nontraditional approach will allow them to see the worl...

    A fun, sweet story about taking advantage of every opportunity when you have a chance and the power of friendship. Wonderful illustrations of far off places interspersed with fun, quirky newspaper tidbits and advertisements. ...

    A quirky story with quirky illustrations but I like it! I like George! I think my second graders (who are studying the continents) will like it, too. I don't have the words to adequately describe this book, so find a copy and read it! And, be sure to spend some time on the endpape...

    Attractive collage style illustrations accompany a story about a bear with a series wanderlust and how he starts his adventure ...

    Gus Gordon writes in a sweet and tender way. This story is lovely, and the pictures offer a lot to discover. ...

    Cute, sweet story of a little duck who is too busy to fly away for the winter. ...

    This is a particularly charming book and I am HERE for the unlikely friendship between Pascal and George. ...

  • Kelly
    Jan 15, 2018

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...

    Multi media use in this great adventure tale. ...

    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun. ...

    This is the charming story of George, a duck who can?t fly, and Pascale Lombard his bear friend who helps him out. It manages to be somehow both sentimental and hilarious, and the collage illustrations can?t be beat! ...

    Pascal discovers the real reason why his friend George refuses to fly anywhere. A charming, warmhearted story. ...

    Review to come. ...

    Despite his friends' efforts to persuade him to travel and visit some of the world's most beautiful places, George, a duck, insists that he's quite content at home. After all, he's terribly busy and often baking something yummy to share with others. But after his friend Pascal learns t...

    George is an anthropomorphic goose, a homebody who enjoys hearing all the stories of his friends' explorations in faraway places, but he always has an excuse that keeps him from joining them (including a mountain of ironing...). When winter comes, and George is all alone, his non-migra...

    This book was a surprise. The pages are a collage of old advertisements and a simply drawn goose and his friends. Gus is a goose with a lot on his plate. There's usually something cooking in his oven or any of a number of hobbies that keep him busy. But no matter what has his attention...

    A charming story of a bird called George who can't fly and has made excuses for this inability to go places when friends have invited him to go, instead he stays home year round making fabulous cakes and pastries instead. That is, until his friend, Pascal comes to stay for the winter a...

    I wanted to like this book even more than I did but there were a lot of missed opportunities within. I really loved the illustrations! The story was good and definitely a read-aloud for grades K-2nd. However, there could have been way better connections between what the friend ate, wha...

    George isn't your typical bird, he is too busy to travel. All his friends invite him to see their favorite places, but George just always happens to be really busy baking, reading, writing, ironing, you name it! But one day, George's friend Pascal finds out the real reason George won't...

    Not a huge fan, but I think kids would like it. I didn't like the illustrations; some were straight out illustrations, other additions to the pages appear to be photos and a hodge-podge of other stuff. It was distracting to me. ...

  • robyn
    Jan 31, 2018

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

  • Edward Sullivan
    Jan 04, 2018

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...

    Multi media use in this great adventure tale. ...

    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun. ...

    This is the charming story of George, a duck who can?t fly, and Pascale Lombard his bear friend who helps him out. It manages to be somehow both sentimental and hilarious, and the collage illustrations can?t be beat! ...

    Pascal discovers the real reason why his friend George refuses to fly anywhere. A charming, warmhearted story. ...

  • Jj
    Sep 06, 2017

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...

    Multi media use in this great adventure tale. ...

    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun. ...

    This is the charming story of George, a duck who can?t fly, and Pascale Lombard his bear friend who helps him out. It manages to be somehow both sentimental and hilarious, and the collage illustrations can?t be beat! ...

    Pascal discovers the real reason why his friend George refuses to fly anywhere. A charming, warmhearted story. ...

    Review to come. ...

    Despite his friends' efforts to persuade him to travel and visit some of the world's most beautiful places, George, a duck, insists that he's quite content at home. After all, he's terribly busy and often baking something yummy to share with others. But after his friend Pascal learns t...

    George is an anthropomorphic goose, a homebody who enjoys hearing all the stories of his friends' explorations in faraway places, but he always has an excuse that keeps him from joining them (including a mountain of ironing...). When winter comes, and George is all alone, his non-migra...

    This book was a surprise. The pages are a collage of old advertisements and a simply drawn goose and his friends. Gus is a goose with a lot on his plate. There's usually something cooking in his oven or any of a number of hobbies that keep him busy. But no matter what has his attention...

    A charming story of a bird called George who can't fly and has made excuses for this inability to go places when friends have invited him to go, instead he stays home year round making fabulous cakes and pastries instead. That is, until his friend, Pascal comes to stay for the winter a...

    I wanted to like this book even more than I did but there were a lot of missed opportunities within. I really loved the illustrations! The story was good and definitely a read-aloud for grades K-2nd. However, there could have been way better connections between what the friend ate, wha...

    George isn't your typical bird, he is too busy to travel. All his friends invite him to see their favorite places, but George just always happens to be really busy baking, reading, writing, ironing, you name it! But one day, George's friend Pascal finds out the real reason George won't...

    Not a huge fan, but I think kids would like it. I didn't like the illustrations; some were straight out illustrations, other additions to the pages appear to be photos and a hodge-podge of other stuff. It was distracting to me. ...

    George isn't your typical bird, he is too busy to travel. All his friends invite him to see their favorite places, but George just always happens to be really busy baking, reading, writing, ironing, you name it! But one day, George's friend Pascal finds out the real reason George won't...

    Quirky cute book with a European vibe (author is Australian) about a duck who allegedly doesn't travel/migrate because he's just too busy with baking and other homebody tasks. A bear-friend encourages flight in a number of creative and comical ways and eventually the odd pair succeeds ...

    Yes, yes, yes. Gus Gordon gives us another sweet friendship story that comes across as authentic in its tone. I noticed that this is a story about working through fear/anxiety which never actually mentions those emotions by name or waves the whole thing in the reader's face. Bravo. ...

  • Peacegal
    Dec 12, 2017

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...

    Multi media use in this great adventure tale. ...

    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun. ...

    This is the charming story of George, a duck who can?t fly, and Pascale Lombard his bear friend who helps him out. It manages to be somehow both sentimental and hilarious, and the collage illustrations can?t be beat! ...

    Pascal discovers the real reason why his friend George refuses to fly anywhere. A charming, warmhearted story. ...

    Review to come. ...

    Despite his friends' efforts to persuade him to travel and visit some of the world's most beautiful places, George, a duck, insists that he's quite content at home. After all, he's terribly busy and often baking something yummy to share with others. But after his friend Pascal learns t...

    George is an anthropomorphic goose, a homebody who enjoys hearing all the stories of his friends' explorations in faraway places, but he always has an excuse that keeps him from joining them (including a mountain of ironing...). When winter comes, and George is all alone, his non-migra...

    This book was a surprise. The pages are a collage of old advertisements and a simply drawn goose and his friends. Gus is a goose with a lot on his plate. There's usually something cooking in his oven or any of a number of hobbies that keep him busy. But no matter what has his attention...

    A charming story of a bird called George who can't fly and has made excuses for this inability to go places when friends have invited him to go, instead he stays home year round making fabulous cakes and pastries instead. That is, until his friend, Pascal comes to stay for the winter a...

    I wanted to like this book even more than I did but there were a lot of missed opportunities within. I really loved the illustrations! The story was good and definitely a read-aloud for grades K-2nd. However, there could have been way better connections between what the friend ate, wha...

    George isn't your typical bird, he is too busy to travel. All his friends invite him to see their favorite places, but George just always happens to be really busy baking, reading, writing, ironing, you name it! But one day, George's friend Pascal finds out the real reason George won't...

    Not a huge fan, but I think kids would like it. I didn't like the illustrations; some were straight out illustrations, other additions to the pages appear to be photos and a hodge-podge of other stuff. It was distracting to me. ...

    George isn't your typical bird, he is too busy to travel. All his friends invite him to see their favorite places, but George just always happens to be really busy baking, reading, writing, ironing, you name it! But one day, George's friend Pascal finds out the real reason George won't...

    Quirky cute book with a European vibe (author is Australian) about a duck who allegedly doesn't travel/migrate because he's just too busy with baking and other homebody tasks. A bear-friend encourages flight in a number of creative and comical ways and eventually the odd pair succeeds ...

    Yes, yes, yes. Gus Gordon gives us another sweet friendship story that comes across as authentic in its tone. I noticed that this is a story about working through fear/anxiety which never actually mentions those emotions by name or waves the whole thing in the reader's face. Bravo. ...

    Have you ever felt that you missed the boat? So does this great duck. Fortunately for him his friend, a bear, persists in finding out why his buddy never flies anywhere to see the world. They tackle the problem and discover that a nontraditional approach will allow them to see the worl...

    A fun, sweet story about taking advantage of every opportunity when you have a chance and the power of friendship. Wonderful illustrations of far off places interspersed with fun, quirky newspaper tidbits and advertisements. ...

    A quirky story with quirky illustrations but I like it! I like George! I think my second graders (who are studying the continents) will like it, too. I don't have the words to adequately describe this book, so find a copy and read it! And, be sure to spend some time on the endpape...

    Attractive collage style illustrations accompany a story about a bear with a series wanderlust and how he starts his adventure ...

    Gus Gordon writes in a sweet and tender way. This story is lovely, and the pictures offer a lot to discover. ...

    Cute, sweet story of a little duck who is too busy to fly away for the winter. ...

  • Debbie
    Dec 06, 2017

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...

    Multi media use in this great adventure tale. ...

    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun. ...

    This is the charming story of George, a duck who can?t fly, and Pascale Lombard his bear friend who helps him out. It manages to be somehow both sentimental and hilarious, and the collage illustrations can?t be beat! ...

    Pascal discovers the real reason why his friend George refuses to fly anywhere. A charming, warmhearted story. ...

    Review to come. ...

    Despite his friends' efforts to persuade him to travel and visit some of the world's most beautiful places, George, a duck, insists that he's quite content at home. After all, he's terribly busy and often baking something yummy to share with others. But after his friend Pascal learns t...

    George is an anthropomorphic goose, a homebody who enjoys hearing all the stories of his friends' explorations in faraway places, but he always has an excuse that keeps him from joining them (including a mountain of ironing...). When winter comes, and George is all alone, his non-migra...

    This book was a surprise. The pages are a collage of old advertisements and a simply drawn goose and his friends. Gus is a goose with a lot on his plate. There's usually something cooking in his oven or any of a number of hobbies that keep him busy. But no matter what has his attention...

    A charming story of a bird called George who can't fly and has made excuses for this inability to go places when friends have invited him to go, instead he stays home year round making fabulous cakes and pastries instead. That is, until his friend, Pascal comes to stay for the winter a...

    I wanted to like this book even more than I did but there were a lot of missed opportunities within. I really loved the illustrations! The story was good and definitely a read-aloud for grades K-2nd. However, there could have been way better connections between what the friend ate, wha...

    George isn't your typical bird, he is too busy to travel. All his friends invite him to see their favorite places, but George just always happens to be really busy baking, reading, writing, ironing, you name it! But one day, George's friend Pascal finds out the real reason George won't...

    Not a huge fan, but I think kids would like it. I didn't like the illustrations; some were straight out illustrations, other additions to the pages appear to be photos and a hodge-podge of other stuff. It was distracting to me. ...

    George isn't your typical bird, he is too busy to travel. All his friends invite him to see their favorite places, but George just always happens to be really busy baking, reading, writing, ironing, you name it! But one day, George's friend Pascal finds out the real reason George won't...

    Quirky cute book with a European vibe (author is Australian) about a duck who allegedly doesn't travel/migrate because he's just too busy with baking and other homebody tasks. A bear-friend encourages flight in a number of creative and comical ways and eventually the odd pair succeeds ...

    Yes, yes, yes. Gus Gordon gives us another sweet friendship story that comes across as authentic in its tone. I noticed that this is a story about working through fear/anxiety which never actually mentions those emotions by name or waves the whole thing in the reader's face. Bravo. ...

    Have you ever felt that you missed the boat? So does this great duck. Fortunately for him his friend, a bear, persists in finding out why his buddy never flies anywhere to see the world. They tackle the problem and discover that a nontraditional approach will allow them to see the worl...

    A fun, sweet story about taking advantage of every opportunity when you have a chance and the power of friendship. Wonderful illustrations of far off places interspersed with fun, quirky newspaper tidbits and advertisements. ...

    A quirky story with quirky illustrations but I like it! I like George! I think my second graders (who are studying the continents) will like it, too. I don't have the words to adequately describe this book, so find a copy and read it! And, be sure to spend some time on the endpape...

    Attractive collage style illustrations accompany a story about a bear with a series wanderlust and how he starts his adventure ...

    Gus Gordon writes in a sweet and tender way. This story is lovely, and the pictures offer a lot to discover. ...

  • Figgy
    Nov 13, 2016

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...

    Multi media use in this great adventure tale. ...

    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun. ...

    This is the charming story of George, a duck who can?t fly, and Pascale Lombard his bear friend who helps him out. It manages to be somehow both sentimental and hilarious, and the collage illustrations can?t be beat! ...

    Pascal discovers the real reason why his friend George refuses to fly anywhere. A charming, warmhearted story. ...

    Review to come. ...

  • Elaine
    Jan 24, 2018

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...

    Multi media use in this great adventure tale. ...

    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun. ...

    This is the charming story of George, a duck who can?t fly, and Pascale Lombard his bear friend who helps him out. It manages to be somehow both sentimental and hilarious, and the collage illustrations can?t be beat! ...

    Pascal discovers the real reason why his friend George refuses to fly anywhere. A charming, warmhearted story. ...

    Review to come. ...

    Despite his friends' efforts to persuade him to travel and visit some of the world's most beautiful places, George, a duck, insists that he's quite content at home. After all, he's terribly busy and often baking something yummy to share with others. But after his friend Pascal learns t...

    George is an anthropomorphic goose, a homebody who enjoys hearing all the stories of his friends' explorations in faraway places, but he always has an excuse that keeps him from joining them (including a mountain of ironing...). When winter comes, and George is all alone, his non-migra...

    This book was a surprise. The pages are a collage of old advertisements and a simply drawn goose and his friends. Gus is a goose with a lot on his plate. There's usually something cooking in his oven or any of a number of hobbies that keep him busy. But no matter what has his attention...

    A charming story of a bird called George who can't fly and has made excuses for this inability to go places when friends have invited him to go, instead he stays home year round making fabulous cakes and pastries instead. That is, until his friend, Pascal comes to stay for the winter a...

    I wanted to like this book even more than I did but there were a lot of missed opportunities within. I really loved the illustrations! The story was good and definitely a read-aloud for grades K-2nd. However, there could have been way better connections between what the friend ate, wha...

    George isn't your typical bird, he is too busy to travel. All his friends invite him to see their favorite places, but George just always happens to be really busy baking, reading, writing, ironing, you name it! But one day, George's friend Pascal finds out the real reason George won't...

    Not a huge fan, but I think kids would like it. I didn't like the illustrations; some were straight out illustrations, other additions to the pages appear to be photos and a hodge-podge of other stuff. It was distracting to me. ...

    George isn't your typical bird, he is too busy to travel. All his friends invite him to see their favorite places, but George just always happens to be really busy baking, reading, writing, ironing, you name it! But one day, George's friend Pascal finds out the real reason George won't...

    Quirky cute book with a European vibe (author is Australian) about a duck who allegedly doesn't travel/migrate because he's just too busy with baking and other homebody tasks. A bear-friend encourages flight in a number of creative and comical ways and eventually the odd pair succeeds ...

  • Linda
    Jan 07, 2018

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

  • Dimity Powell
    Aug 23, 2017

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

  • Lynn
    Dec 06, 2017

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...

    Multi media use in this great adventure tale. ...

    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun. ...

    This is the charming story of George, a duck who can?t fly, and Pascale Lombard his bear friend who helps him out. It manages to be somehow both sentimental and hilarious, and the collage illustrations can?t be beat! ...

    Pascal discovers the real reason why his friend George refuses to fly anywhere. A charming, warmhearted story. ...

    Review to come. ...

    Despite his friends' efforts to persuade him to travel and visit some of the world's most beautiful places, George, a duck, insists that he's quite content at home. After all, he's terribly busy and often baking something yummy to share with others. But after his friend Pascal learns t...

    George is an anthropomorphic goose, a homebody who enjoys hearing all the stories of his friends' explorations in faraway places, but he always has an excuse that keeps him from joining them (including a mountain of ironing...). When winter comes, and George is all alone, his non-migra...

    This book was a surprise. The pages are a collage of old advertisements and a simply drawn goose and his friends. Gus is a goose with a lot on his plate. There's usually something cooking in his oven or any of a number of hobbies that keep him busy. But no matter what has his attention...

    A charming story of a bird called George who can't fly and has made excuses for this inability to go places when friends have invited him to go, instead he stays home year round making fabulous cakes and pastries instead. That is, until his friend, Pascal comes to stay for the winter a...

    I wanted to like this book even more than I did but there were a lot of missed opportunities within. I really loved the illustrations! The story was good and definitely a read-aloud for grades K-2nd. However, there could have been way better connections between what the friend ate, wha...

    George isn't your typical bird, he is too busy to travel. All his friends invite him to see their favorite places, but George just always happens to be really busy baking, reading, writing, ironing, you name it! But one day, George's friend Pascal finds out the real reason George won't...

    Not a huge fan, but I think kids would like it. I didn't like the illustrations; some were straight out illustrations, other additions to the pages appear to be photos and a hodge-podge of other stuff. It was distracting to me. ...

    George isn't your typical bird, he is too busy to travel. All his friends invite him to see their favorite places, but George just always happens to be really busy baking, reading, writing, ironing, you name it! But one day, George's friend Pascal finds out the real reason George won't...

    Quirky cute book with a European vibe (author is Australian) about a duck who allegedly doesn't travel/migrate because he's just too busy with baking and other homebody tasks. A bear-friend encourages flight in a number of creative and comical ways and eventually the odd pair succeeds ...

    Yes, yes, yes. Gus Gordon gives us another sweet friendship story that comes across as authentic in its tone. I noticed that this is a story about working through fear/anxiety which never actually mentions those emotions by name or waves the whole thing in the reader's face. Bravo. ...

    Have you ever felt that you missed the boat? So does this great duck. Fortunately for him his friend, a bear, persists in finding out why his buddy never flies anywhere to see the world. They tackle the problem and discover that a nontraditional approach will allow them to see the worl...

    A fun, sweet story about taking advantage of every opportunity when you have a chance and the power of friendship. Wonderful illustrations of far off places interspersed with fun, quirky newspaper tidbits and advertisements. ...

    A quirky story with quirky illustrations but I like it! I like George! I think my second graders (who are studying the continents) will like it, too. I don't have the words to adequately describe this book, so find a copy and read it! And, be sure to spend some time on the endpape...

  • Earl
    Dec 06, 2017

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

  • KC
    Dec 28, 2017

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...

    Multi media use in this great adventure tale. ...

  • Gayle
    Jan 10, 2018

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...

  • Maria
    Jan 26, 2018

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...

    Multi media use in this great adventure tale. ...

    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun. ...

    This is the charming story of George, a duck who can?t fly, and Pascale Lombard his bear friend who helps him out. It manages to be somehow both sentimental and hilarious, and the collage illustrations can?t be beat! ...

    Pascal discovers the real reason why his friend George refuses to fly anywhere. A charming, warmhearted story. ...

    Review to come. ...

    Despite his friends' efforts to persuade him to travel and visit some of the world's most beautiful places, George, a duck, insists that he's quite content at home. After all, he's terribly busy and often baking something yummy to share with others. But after his friend Pascal learns t...

    George is an anthropomorphic goose, a homebody who enjoys hearing all the stories of his friends' explorations in faraway places, but he always has an excuse that keeps him from joining them (including a mountain of ironing...). When winter comes, and George is all alone, his non-migra...

    This book was a surprise. The pages are a collage of old advertisements and a simply drawn goose and his friends. Gus is a goose with a lot on his plate. There's usually something cooking in his oven or any of a number of hobbies that keep him busy. But no matter what has his attention...

    A charming story of a bird called George who can't fly and has made excuses for this inability to go places when friends have invited him to go, instead he stays home year round making fabulous cakes and pastries instead. That is, until his friend, Pascal comes to stay for the winter a...

    I wanted to like this book even more than I did but there were a lot of missed opportunities within. I really loved the illustrations! The story was good and definitely a read-aloud for grades K-2nd. However, there could have been way better connections between what the friend ate, wha...

    George isn't your typical bird, he is too busy to travel. All his friends invite him to see their favorite places, but George just always happens to be really busy baking, reading, writing, ironing, you name it! But one day, George's friend Pascal finds out the real reason George won't...

  • Bella
    Jan 05, 2018

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

  • Beth
    Dec 28, 2017

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...

    Multi media use in this great adventure tale. ...

    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun. ...

  • Mary
    Aug 29, 2017

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...

    Multi media use in this great adventure tale. ...

    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun. ...

    This is the charming story of George, a duck who can?t fly, and Pascale Lombard his bear friend who helps him out. It manages to be somehow both sentimental and hilarious, and the collage illustrations can?t be beat! ...

    Pascal discovers the real reason why his friend George refuses to fly anywhere. A charming, warmhearted story. ...

    Review to come. ...

    Despite his friends' efforts to persuade him to travel and visit some of the world's most beautiful places, George, a duck, insists that he's quite content at home. After all, he's terribly busy and often baking something yummy to share with others. But after his friend Pascal learns t...

    George is an anthropomorphic goose, a homebody who enjoys hearing all the stories of his friends' explorations in faraway places, but he always has an excuse that keeps him from joining them (including a mountain of ironing...). When winter comes, and George is all alone, his non-migra...

    This book was a surprise. The pages are a collage of old advertisements and a simply drawn goose and his friends. Gus is a goose with a lot on his plate. There's usually something cooking in his oven or any of a number of hobbies that keep him busy. But no matter what has his attention...

    A charming story of a bird called George who can't fly and has made excuses for this inability to go places when friends have invited him to go, instead he stays home year round making fabulous cakes and pastries instead. That is, until his friend, Pascal comes to stay for the winter a...

    I wanted to like this book even more than I did but there were a lot of missed opportunities within. I really loved the illustrations! The story was good and definitely a read-aloud for grades K-2nd. However, there could have been way better connections between what the friend ate, wha...

  • Ampersand Inc.
    Mar 29, 2017

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...

    Multi media use in this great adventure tale. ...

    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun. ...

    This is the charming story of George, a duck who can?t fly, and Pascale Lombard his bear friend who helps him out. It manages to be somehow both sentimental and hilarious, and the collage illustrations can?t be beat! ...

  • Seema Rao
    Dec 31, 2017

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...

    Multi media use in this great adventure tale. ...

    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun. ...

    This is the charming story of George, a duck who can?t fly, and Pascale Lombard his bear friend who helps him out. It manages to be somehow both sentimental and hilarious, and the collage illustrations can?t be beat! ...

    Pascal discovers the real reason why his friend George refuses to fly anywhere. A charming, warmhearted story. ...

    Review to come. ...

    Despite his friends' efforts to persuade him to travel and visit some of the world's most beautiful places, George, a duck, insists that he's quite content at home. After all, he's terribly busy and often baking something yummy to share with others. But after his friend Pascal learns t...

    George is an anthropomorphic goose, a homebody who enjoys hearing all the stories of his friends' explorations in faraway places, but he always has an excuse that keeps him from joining them (including a mountain of ironing...). When winter comes, and George is all alone, his non-migra...

    This book was a surprise. The pages are a collage of old advertisements and a simply drawn goose and his friends. Gus is a goose with a lot on his plate. There's usually something cooking in his oven or any of a number of hobbies that keep him busy. But no matter what has his attention...

    A charming story of a bird called George who can't fly and has made excuses for this inability to go places when friends have invited him to go, instead he stays home year round making fabulous cakes and pastries instead. That is, until his friend, Pascal comes to stay for the winter a...

    I wanted to like this book even more than I did but there were a lot of missed opportunities within. I really loved the illustrations! The story was good and definitely a read-aloud for grades K-2nd. However, there could have been way better connections between what the friend ate, wha...

    George isn't your typical bird, he is too busy to travel. All his friends invite him to see their favorite places, but George just always happens to be really busy baking, reading, writing, ironing, you name it! But one day, George's friend Pascal finds out the real reason George won't...

    Not a huge fan, but I think kids would like it. I didn't like the illustrations; some were straight out illustrations, other additions to the pages appear to be photos and a hodge-podge of other stuff. It was distracting to me. ...

    George isn't your typical bird, he is too busy to travel. All his friends invite him to see their favorite places, but George just always happens to be really busy baking, reading, writing, ironing, you name it! But one day, George's friend Pascal finds out the real reason George won't...

    Quirky cute book with a European vibe (author is Australian) about a duck who allegedly doesn't travel/migrate because he's just too busy with baking and other homebody tasks. A bear-friend encourages flight in a number of creative and comical ways and eventually the odd pair succeeds ...

    Yes, yes, yes. Gus Gordon gives us another sweet friendship story that comes across as authentic in its tone. I noticed that this is a story about working through fear/anxiety which never actually mentions those emotions by name or waves the whole thing in the reader's face. Bravo. ...

    Have you ever felt that you missed the boat? So does this great duck. Fortunately for him his friend, a bear, persists in finding out why his buddy never flies anywhere to see the world. They tackle the problem and discover that a nontraditional approach will allow them to see the worl...

    A fun, sweet story about taking advantage of every opportunity when you have a chance and the power of friendship. Wonderful illustrations of far off places interspersed with fun, quirky newspaper tidbits and advertisements. ...

    A quirky story with quirky illustrations but I like it! I like George! I think my second graders (who are studying the continents) will like it, too. I don't have the words to adequately describe this book, so find a copy and read it! And, be sure to spend some time on the endpape...

    Attractive collage style illustrations accompany a story about a bear with a series wanderlust and how he starts his adventure ...

  • BiblioBickie
    Feb 08, 2018

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...

    Multi media use in this great adventure tale. ...

    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun. ...

    This is the charming story of George, a duck who can?t fly, and Pascale Lombard his bear friend who helps him out. It manages to be somehow both sentimental and hilarious, and the collage illustrations can?t be beat! ...

    Pascal discovers the real reason why his friend George refuses to fly anywhere. A charming, warmhearted story. ...

    Review to come. ...

    Despite his friends' efforts to persuade him to travel and visit some of the world's most beautiful places, George, a duck, insists that he's quite content at home. After all, he's terribly busy and often baking something yummy to share with others. But after his friend Pascal learns t...

    George is an anthropomorphic goose, a homebody who enjoys hearing all the stories of his friends' explorations in faraway places, but he always has an excuse that keeps him from joining them (including a mountain of ironing...). When winter comes, and George is all alone, his non-migra...

  • Nicole
    Jan 09, 2018

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...

    Multi media use in this great adventure tale. ...

    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun. ...

    This is the charming story of George, a duck who can?t fly, and Pascale Lombard his bear friend who helps him out. It manages to be somehow both sentimental and hilarious, and the collage illustrations can?t be beat! ...

    Pascal discovers the real reason why his friend George refuses to fly anywhere. A charming, warmhearted story. ...

    Review to come. ...

    Despite his friends' efforts to persuade him to travel and visit some of the world's most beautiful places, George, a duck, insists that he's quite content at home. After all, he's terribly busy and often baking something yummy to share with others. But after his friend Pascal learns t...

    George is an anthropomorphic goose, a homebody who enjoys hearing all the stories of his friends' explorations in faraway places, but he always has an excuse that keeps him from joining them (including a mountain of ironing...). When winter comes, and George is all alone, his non-migra...

    This book was a surprise. The pages are a collage of old advertisements and a simply drawn goose and his friends. Gus is a goose with a lot on his plate. There's usually something cooking in his oven or any of a number of hobbies that keep him busy. But no matter what has his attention...

  • BrookesEducationLibrary
    Feb 12, 2018

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...

    Multi media use in this great adventure tale. ...

    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun. ...

    This is the charming story of George, a duck who can?t fly, and Pascale Lombard his bear friend who helps him out. It manages to be somehow both sentimental and hilarious, and the collage illustrations can?t be beat! ...

    Pascal discovers the real reason why his friend George refuses to fly anywhere. A charming, warmhearted story. ...

    Review to come. ...

    Despite his friends' efforts to persuade him to travel and visit some of the world's most beautiful places, George, a duck, insists that he's quite content at home. After all, he's terribly busy and often baking something yummy to share with others. But after his friend Pascal learns t...

    George is an anthropomorphic goose, a homebody who enjoys hearing all the stories of his friends' explorations in faraway places, but he always has an excuse that keeps him from joining them (including a mountain of ironing...). When winter comes, and George is all alone, his non-migra...

    This book was a surprise. The pages are a collage of old advertisements and a simply drawn goose and his friends. Gus is a goose with a lot on his plate. There's usually something cooking in his oven or any of a number of hobbies that keep him busy. But no matter what has his attention...

    A charming story of a bird called George who can't fly and has made excuses for this inability to go places when friends have invited him to go, instead he stays home year round making fabulous cakes and pastries instead. That is, until his friend, Pascal comes to stay for the winter a...

  • Tania Roberts
    Jan 18, 2018

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...

    Multi media use in this great adventure tale. ...

    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun. ...

    This is the charming story of George, a duck who can?t fly, and Pascale Lombard his bear friend who helps him out. It manages to be somehow both sentimental and hilarious, and the collage illustrations can?t be beat! ...

    Pascal discovers the real reason why his friend George refuses to fly anywhere. A charming, warmhearted story. ...

    Review to come. ...

    Despite his friends' efforts to persuade him to travel and visit some of the world's most beautiful places, George, a duck, insists that he's quite content at home. After all, he's terribly busy and often baking something yummy to share with others. But after his friend Pascal learns t...

    George is an anthropomorphic goose, a homebody who enjoys hearing all the stories of his friends' explorations in faraway places, but he always has an excuse that keeps him from joining them (including a mountain of ironing...). When winter comes, and George is all alone, his non-migra...

    This book was a surprise. The pages are a collage of old advertisements and a simply drawn goose and his friends. Gus is a goose with a lot on his plate. There's usually something cooking in his oven or any of a number of hobbies that keep him busy. But no matter what has his attention...

    A charming story of a bird called George who can't fly and has made excuses for this inability to go places when friends have invited him to go, instead he stays home year round making fabulous cakes and pastries instead. That is, until his friend, Pascal comes to stay for the winter a...

    I wanted to like this book even more than I did but there were a lot of missed opportunities within. I really loved the illustrations! The story was good and definitely a read-aloud for grades K-2nd. However, there could have been way better connections between what the friend ate, wha...

    George isn't your typical bird, he is too busy to travel. All his friends invite him to see their favorite places, but George just always happens to be really busy baking, reading, writing, ironing, you name it! But one day, George's friend Pascal finds out the real reason George won't...

    Not a huge fan, but I think kids would like it. I didn't like the illustrations; some were straight out illustrations, other additions to the pages appear to be photos and a hodge-podge of other stuff. It was distracting to me. ...

    George isn't your typical bird, he is too busy to travel. All his friends invite him to see their favorite places, but George just always happens to be really busy baking, reading, writing, ironing, you name it! But one day, George's friend Pascal finds out the real reason George won't...

    Quirky cute book with a European vibe (author is Australian) about a duck who allegedly doesn't travel/migrate because he's just too busy with baking and other homebody tasks. A bear-friend encourages flight in a number of creative and comical ways and eventually the odd pair succeeds ...

    Yes, yes, yes. Gus Gordon gives us another sweet friendship story that comes across as authentic in its tone. I noticed that this is a story about working through fear/anxiety which never actually mentions those emotions by name or waves the whole thing in the reader's face. Bravo. ...

    Have you ever felt that you missed the boat? So does this great duck. Fortunately for him his friend, a bear, persists in finding out why his buddy never flies anywhere to see the world. They tackle the problem and discover that a nontraditional approach will allow them to see the worl...

    A fun, sweet story about taking advantage of every opportunity when you have a chance and the power of friendship. Wonderful illustrations of far off places interspersed with fun, quirky newspaper tidbits and advertisements. ...

  • Heather
    Jan 15, 2018

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

  • Cornelius Library
    Jan 26, 2018

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...

    Multi media use in this great adventure tale. ...

    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun. ...

    This is the charming story of George, a duck who can?t fly, and Pascale Lombard his bear friend who helps him out. It manages to be somehow both sentimental and hilarious, and the collage illustrations can?t be beat! ...

    Pascal discovers the real reason why his friend George refuses to fly anywhere. A charming, warmhearted story. ...

    Review to come. ...

    Despite his friends' efforts to persuade him to travel and visit some of the world's most beautiful places, George, a duck, insists that he's quite content at home. After all, he's terribly busy and often baking something yummy to share with others. But after his friend Pascal learns t...

    George is an anthropomorphic goose, a homebody who enjoys hearing all the stories of his friends' explorations in faraway places, but he always has an excuse that keeps him from joining them (including a mountain of ironing...). When winter comes, and George is all alone, his non-migra...

    This book was a surprise. The pages are a collage of old advertisements and a simply drawn goose and his friends. Gus is a goose with a lot on his plate. There's usually something cooking in his oven or any of a number of hobbies that keep him busy. But no matter what has his attention...

    A charming story of a bird called George who can't fly and has made excuses for this inability to go places when friends have invited him to go, instead he stays home year round making fabulous cakes and pastries instead. That is, until his friend, Pascal comes to stay for the winter a...

    I wanted to like this book even more than I did but there were a lot of missed opportunities within. I really loved the illustrations! The story was good and definitely a read-aloud for grades K-2nd. However, there could have been way better connections between what the friend ate, wha...

    George isn't your typical bird, he is too busy to travel. All his friends invite him to see their favorite places, but George just always happens to be really busy baking, reading, writing, ironing, you name it! But one day, George's friend Pascal finds out the real reason George won't...

    Not a huge fan, but I think kids would like it. I didn't like the illustrations; some were straight out illustrations, other additions to the pages appear to be photos and a hodge-podge of other stuff. It was distracting to me. ...

    George isn't your typical bird, he is too busy to travel. All his friends invite him to see their favorite places, but George just always happens to be really busy baking, reading, writing, ironing, you name it! But one day, George's friend Pascal finds out the real reason George won't...

  • Karen Abbott
    Jan 12, 2018

    George, a duck, stays home baking pastries as year after year, his friends fly to other wonderful places, ?somewhere else?. They?ve tried to get George to go, but he always has an excuse to say ?no?. He has more baking to do, yoga lessons, tv watching. When Pascal, George?s...

    A charming story of avoiding one's shortcomings and facing one's fear of trying anything new with the aide of friends. ...

    A simple story about a duck with a secret failing who goes to great lengths to avoid admitting it to himself or his friends until Pascal's kindness and patience gently draws it from him, told intricately so that this picture book becomes a visual feast. Beguiling characters and consumi...

    George Laurent is not like other birds. He doesn?t go anywhere, not flying south or north, just staying at home. He always had something delicious cooking in his oven and the other birds would come and visit. They would invite him on their next adventure, but George would always decl...

    The story is typical kids' stuff but I am a sucker for it every time. I am particularly fond of the graphic. ...

    A charming book for anyone who loves travel or French or has experienced disappointment and deferred dreams. ...

    I loved Loved LOVED this book! Just loved it!! ...

    A bit long, but funny and sweet with utterly charming illustrations. ...

    Multi media use in this great adventure tale. ...

    That mixed media artwork is fabulously fun. ...

    This is the charming story of George, a duck who can?t fly, and Pascale Lombard his bear friend who helps him out. It manages to be somehow both sentimental and hilarious, and the collage illustrations can?t be beat! ...

    Pascal discovers the real reason why his friend George refuses to fly anywhere. A charming, warmhearted story. ...

    Review to come. ...

    Despite his friends' efforts to persuade him to travel and visit some of the world's most beautiful places, George, a duck, insists that he's quite content at home. After all, he's terribly busy and often baking something yummy to share with others. But after his friend Pascal learns t...

    George is an anthropomorphic goose, a homebody who enjoys hearing all the stories of his friends' explorations in faraway places, but he always has an excuse that keeps him from joining them (including a mountain of ironing...). When winter comes, and George is all alone, his non-migra...

    This book was a surprise. The pages are a collage of old advertisements and a simply drawn goose and his friends. Gus is a goose with a lot on his plate. There's usually something cooking in his oven or any of a number of hobbies that keep him busy. But no matter what has his attention...

    A charming story of a bird called George who can't fly and has made excuses for this inability to go places when friends have invited him to go, instead he stays home year round making fabulous cakes and pastries instead. That is, until his friend, Pascal comes to stay for the winter a...

    I wanted to like this book even more than I did but there were a lot of missed opportunities within. I really loved the illustrations! The story was good and definitely a read-aloud for grades K-2nd. However, there could have been way better connections between what the friend ate, wha...

    George isn't your typical bird, he is too busy to travel. All his friends invite him to see their favorite places, but George just always happens to be really busy baking, reading, writing, ironing, you name it! But one day, George's friend Pascal finds out the real reason George won't...

    Not a huge fan, but I think kids would like it. I didn't like the illustrations; some were straight out illustrations, other additions to the pages appear to be photos and a hodge-podge of other stuff. It was distracting to me. ...

    George isn't your typical bird, he is too busy to travel. All his friends invite him to see their favorite places, but George just always happens to be really busy baking, reading, writing, ironing, you name it! But one day, George's friend Pascal finds out the real reason George won't...

    Quirky cute book with a European vibe (author is Australian) about a duck who allegedly doesn't travel/migrate because he's just too busy with baking and other homebody tasks. A bear-friend encourages flight in a number of creative and comical ways and eventually the odd pair succeeds ...

    Yes, yes, yes. Gus Gordon gives us another sweet friendship story that comes across as authentic in its tone. I noticed that this is a story about working through fear/anxiety which never actually mentions those emotions by name or waves the whole thing in the reader's face. Bravo. ...

    Have you ever felt that you missed the boat? So does this great duck. Fortunately for him his friend, a bear, persists in finding out why his buddy never flies anywhere to see the world. They tackle the problem and discover that a nontraditional approach will allow them to see the worl...