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Extended Audio Sample Gooney Bird and the Room Mother, by Lois Lowry Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (183 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lois Lowry Narrator: Lee Adams Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Gooney Bird Series Release Date: March 2009 ISBN: 9780739372838
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Gooney Bird Greene likes to be right smack in the middle of everything. That’s why she wants to have the lead role of Squanto in her class Thanksgiving pageant. But that role will go to whoever finds someone to be the room mother. All the parents are so busy, no one can bring cupcakes to the play. Gooney Bird Greene to the rescue! She finds a room mother alright, but promises not to tell who it is until the day of the play. Now the kids are really busy getting ready for the show. But will the mystery room mother really show up?

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of the 2005 Parents' Choice Gold Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeri | 12/30/2013

    " Gooney strikes again with more vocabulary and suspense. We loved the surprise ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janell | 10/22/2013

    " thought this might be a good classroom read-aloud - but no. not even half as good as the first one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 9/24/2013

    " This is a very sweet book. Great for girls that like Fancy Nancy but want to move up to chapter books. Gooney has a great vocabulary and is very happy showing off her own unique style! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christa | 8/22/2013

    " Again - we read this over the summer as a family. It's still got the fun unique qualities as the 1st book, but with other main themes. So fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 12/30/2012

    " Just as good if not better than the original. I loved the ending. Not sure if Lucy got it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Haim | 7/11/2012

    " Gooney Bird loves being the center of attention. I liked how Lois Lowry added new vocabulary words as a way to learn new words. The teacher has a lot of patience with Gooney Bird and the rest of the second grade class. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Owen | 4/10/2012

    " Another in the Gooney Bird series. In this one the students are preparing for their Thanksgiving celebration and worrying about who will be their room mother. But, Gooney Bird to the rescue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 8/24/2011

    " reading to Caitlin--it is so funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish | 4/15/2011

    " My favorite of the 3 books - I actually did NOT see the end coming! But I loved it, loved it, loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annette | 4/8/2011

    " My girls really enjoy Gooney Bird Greene because she's so entertaining. I enjoy her because she teaches English skills. In this one, she teaches the importance of learning how to use a dictionary and Mrs. Pigeon's class learns some new vocabulary words. I loved the surprise ending! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 11/20/2010

    " Excellent addition to the young-girl-at-school genre, Gooney Bird is a smart and independent free-spirit who keeps her class on their toes. Great read-aloud for 6-10, read-alone for 8-11. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee Nespor | 8/4/2010

    " reading out loud to the kiddo "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 7/21/2010

    " Gooney Bird Greene reminds me of the little girl who watches my cat for me when I go places - such an individual and with so much self-confidence - everyone loves her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 8/11/2009

    " We loved this collection. Listened to it in the car and while working in the house. Very touching and laugh out loud hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish | 1/5/2009

    " Actually the only thing I could find with the 3rd title in the series - just more good Gooney Bird - can't wait to read the 4th one! "

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