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While taking a walk in the snow, the pet goose Petunia meets Charles, a most charming and handsome gander. Handsome, yes–and hefty, because poor Charles is being fattened for Christmas dinner by the farmer next door. Will the gander of Petunia’s dreams be served up roasted, with applesauce on the side?Petunia’s determination to save Charles, even if it means posing as SantWhile taking a walk in the snow, the pet goose Petunia meets Charles, a most charming and handsome gander. Handsome, yes–and hefty, because poor Charles is being fattened for Christmas dinner by the farmer next door. Will the gander of Petunia’s dreams be served up roasted, with applesauce on the side?Petunia’s determination to save Charles, even if it means posing as Santa Claus, results in “one of the simplest, funniest, and most original of Christmas stories,” wrote the Chicago Tribune when this book was originally published in 1952. A yuletide classic by a Caldecott Medal winner, Petunia’s Christmas is still making children laugh as it shows the true spirit of Christmas....

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ISBN : 15713215
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 368 Pages
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petunia s christmas Reviews

  • Ronyell
    2018-10-30 07:39

    After reading Roger Duvoisin’s classic children’s book Petunia, I was dying to read more of everyone’s famous good-hearted goose! So, I had just recently picked up another one of Roger Duvoisin’s “Petunia” books called “Petunia’s Christmas” and I enjoyed it just as much as the first book!The book starts off with Petunia meeting a handsome gander named Charles on a neighboring farm called Windy Farm and she soon discovers that Charles will be eaten by the farmer and his wife on Christmas day. So, Petunia tries to figure out a way to get Charles out of this horrifying predicament.After reading “Petunia,” I was excited to check out the sequel “Petunia’s Christmas” and I was not disappointed with the results! Roger Duvoisin had done a brilliant job at writing this story as the story is both heartwarming and intense at the same time. I loved the fact that Petunia is a bit more mature in this book than she was in the first book and I loved the fact that Petunia was willing to do anything to save Charles from being eaten on Christmas Day. It really showed how caring and determined Petunia really is and I just felt so much emotion for her character. Roger Duvoisin’s illustrations are simplistic yet colorful to look at as it brings a unique tone to the story. I loved the way that Petunia and Charles are drawn, as they look like simpler versions of gooses and ganders, but there is much detail in their feathers and their wings that it made them look halfway realistic. I also loved the way that the trees were being drawn during the winter scenes as they look realistic and gave the forest scenes more depth.Parents should know that the scenes where Charles is being threatened of being eaten by the farmer and his wife might scare smaller children. Even though these scenes are not too graphic in detail and the story concentrates more on Petunia’s attempts to help Charles, parents might want to read over this book first to see if their children can handle this sensitive subject. Overall, “Petunia’s Christmas” is a fantastic story about the importance of love and knowing the true meaning of Christmas that many children will enjoy for many years! I would recommend this book to children ages five and up since the subject of Charles possibly being eaten on Christmas Day might scare smaller children.Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  • H
    2018-11-14 10:25

    I have read this forgotten Christmas classic to 2nd and 3rd graders over the past two weeks, and kids and teachers have been loving this goosey love story. Since my mother used to read it to me when I was little, I feel like reading this book aloud makes Christmas real. A terrific Christmas read aloud for the 2nd/3rd grade set, though twice I had to stop and explain "gayest" in the context used in the book means festive and happy (curse older siblings). Duvoisin's illustrations and story are a perfect blend of Christmas love and silliness.

  • Dolly
    2018-10-28 05:16

    This is a sweet story of devotion between two geese and the lengths that little Petunia will go to free her man (I mean, gander.) Our girls thought it was a nice story, and it's perfect for Christmastime.

  • Cana
    2018-10-25 02:28

    Mommy says: We loved this book so much we made Mommy and Daddy read it twice.

  • Elizabeth
    2018-11-18 05:41

    I most especially loved the illustration.

  • Ann Green
    2018-11-11 06:28

    Petunia, a pet goose, is walking in the snow when she meets Charles, a handsome gander. Charles is especially handsome as he is being fattened for Christmas dinner by the farmer next door. How can Petunia save her dream of being with Charles? Dressing as Santa Claus, Petunia creates unique items to sell. Will her scheme work? This book, released in 1952, continues to be a holiday classic. The original illustrations and simply hilarious and original plot remind us of its Caldecott Medal status. Hooray for the little guy - or goose - in this case. What a Christmas it will be for Petunia!

  • babyhippoface
    2018-11-18 09:26

    When Petunia meets Charles, a handsome gander at a neighboring farm, she determines to set him free so they can be together--and so Charles won't be someone's Christmas dinner! I didn't enjoy this one as much as the original Petunia story, where the silly goose learns to read, but I did get a kick out of her dragon disguise.

  • K.
    2018-10-24 06:44

    And again, adore this author. This one was a delight. Wish I owned it.

  • Beck
    2018-10-29 02:35

    I skimmed it more than I read it, but it seems like one of those classic heartwarming children's stories of old.

  • Lisa
    2018-11-04 08:22

    Clever, creative Petunia saves her man! So grateful to have inherited this book. We read it as a family every Christmas season.

  • Little Champs
    2018-10-20 09:16

    H22

  • Kim
    2018-10-28 08:22

    Petunia rescues Charles the gander from becoming Christmas dinner.themes: animals, Christmas, geese

  • Andrea
    2018-11-04 02:36

    love Duvoisin's illustrations.

  • Maren Prestegaard
    2018-10-30 03:34

    Missed this one as a classic. Nothing better than goose love. Could consider buying.

  • Ann Santori
    2018-10-26 02:43

    Definitely an intriguing premise -- Petunia is kept as a pet, but meets a gander from a neighboring farm who is being raised as a meat goose -- with soft, calming pencil illustrations throughout.