Blue Goose

When Farmer Gray goes away, Blue Goose, Yellow Chick, and White Duck decide to paint their barnyard. They work together to mix their paints and add color everywhere!

Duck climbed on Goose

Hen climbed on Duck

Chick climbed on Hen

and Chick painted the sun yellow!

But can they finish before Farmer Gray returns?


Tafuri’s animal cast is creative, confident and diligent—there are no pratfalls into paint cans, no falling off of ladders. But the veteran author is more visually playful here than usual: the scenes have the bold, graphic punch of murals. As always, her generously sized animals and pithy text extend a warm welcome to readers, and make this celebration of color ideal for sharing either one-on-one or with a group.
— Publishers Weekly Starred Review

BLUE GOOSE is on Oprah’s Book Club Kids' Reading List

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The critters are depicted in textured hues, making them stand out among the newly painted backdrops. This quiet celebration of team spirit and color concepts along with oversized scenes, straight forward narrative, and endearing characters are ideal for storytime sharing
— School Library Journal

BLUE GOOSE was asked to The White House for the 2008 Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn.