Dunrea, Oliver. 2004. PEEDIE. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN: 0618356525 [Suggested Grade Levels PreK-1]
Peedie is an adorable young gosling who tends to forget almost everything. He forgets to eat, to clean his nest, but never forgets his most favorite thing, his lucky red baseball cap. One day he puts his baseball cap in a special place. Days pass until he needs his lucky cap, and now even forgets his special place. Peedie looks for his red cap almost everywhere. Looking under and around flower pots, tall grass, even apples -- Peedie is sure his favorite cap is gone forever until suddenly he finds his lost cap with the gosling egg. Peedie learns a great lesson about responsibility as would any young reader. The colorful and light illustrations complement the story beautifully. A highly recommended picture book for youngsters.
Invite children to talk about the importance of responsibility. Encourage the group to suggest where Peedie puts his favorite lucky red baseball cap in the future.
Draw pictures of what they do around the house to be responsible.
Fox, Mem. WILFRID GORDON MCDONALD PARTRIDGE. ISBN: 091629126X
McCloskey, Robert. MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS. ISBN: 0670451495
By Kim Southwell