The Goose and the Golden Eggs RETOLD
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True to this series, this retold version of GGE is funny. The fun starts early when the goose's female owner starts selling the eggs online. "A golden egg makes such a wonderful birthday gift!" The woman, now rich, puts a milkshake machine into every room in her big house. "The woman grew to LOVE having money and things." "But the lazy goose laid only one egg a day." In a situation crafted like a marriage proposal, the woman after a candlelit dinner asks "Would you do me the honor of laying more eggs every day?" The next two steps could be characterized as "please, please" and "tantrum." Neither works. The clever-for-kids text then, after the killing of the goose, continues "'I've made my goose egg-stinct,' the woman said sadly. 'I hope I don't get arrested for fowl play.'" I agree that this version would appeal to children of age 8 to 12. As 18 declares, "This version of the story is different from the original. It has jokes and silly images. But the moral stayed the same." That moral is "Those who have plenty want more and so lose all that they have." The questions on 23 may provoke good reflection.
Ji Jinx: Black Rabbit Books