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3.89107142857143 out of 53.89107142857143 out of 53.89107142857143 out of 53.89107142857143 out of 53.89107142857143 out of 5 3.89 (28 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: 9780739372852
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Gooney Bird Is So Absurd
On the day that Gooney Bird wears her special brain-warming hat to school, Mrs. Pidgeon is teaching her class about poetry. But just when things are going well, the kids get some terrible news. And Gooney Bird will need all the inspiration her brain can muster to organize the most important poem the class has ever written. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 rachel | 10/11/2015

    " I cannot say how much I adore these stories. The characters are so lovable and the stories are very amusing. My children (5 and 7) and my husband and I all enjoyed listening. In addition to the pure entertainment factor, I love the way the author teaches vocabulary and literary terms and techniques. Finally, Lee Adams is fantastic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Barker | 2/10/2014

    " It was an awesome book. I think all second graders should read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 2/3/2014

    " Gooney Bird Greene is still crazy! Great and heartfelt ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diane | 2/3/2014

    " surprised by how little I liked this book and really don't want to recommend it although I know students know Gooney Bird. Didn't like the ridiculous classroom environment that wasn't trying to be funny and not succeeding anyway, don't care for Gooney's benign know-it-all-ness, felt the African American character was a complete stereotype and insulting at that. Only redeeming part of the book was the way the story ended w/ the snow angels. uugh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/31/2014

    " I like that the Gooney Bird books introduce different styles of writing - this book looks at poetry. Haiku, rhyming couplets, limericks etc. It's all in a very fun way that is engaging. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy Hanson | 1/22/2014

    " Liked this newest addition to the Gooney Bird series. Very funny and touching story about teaching poetry to second graders. Different types of poetry are introduced to the class through the teacher's mother's poems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Owen | 1/12/2014

    " Another in the Gooney Bird Green series, this one focuses on the second grade class learning about writing poems from examples brought by their teacher, Mrs. Pidgeon. This would be great for a 2nd-4th grade class learning about poetic forms. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Styling Librarian | 1/12/2014

    " What a wonderful celebration of poetry! I love the original voice of Gooney Bird that always shines out in this series... and who would have thought underwear on the head could be like a thinking cap! "

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

    " A very sweet and touching book about a second grade class and what they do for their teacher when her own mother dies. The personalities of the children really made this book extra special and very fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Triplett | 12/29/2013

    " Poetry, friendship, community, family, and individuality would each be topics of discussion that can be incorporated into a reading of this book. Excellent story that encourages creativity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 12/21/2013

    " This is a great series for the youngest readers. Lowry's Gooney Bird is unique to the say the least, and because of her quirky style and behavior, she sets a good example for her teacher and classmates. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra Stiles | 12/17/2013

    " I teach remedial reading and ESOL so this was an easy read for my students. It was a charming book and a great way to teach poetry. I love anything by Lois Lowry "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 12/16/2013

    " This one might be useful for teachers who are introducing poetry to younger grades, as the 2nd graders in the book all learn about and write some of their own poems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 12/14/2013

    " I think the Gooney Bird books are fun books for the second grader-esque crowd. I am a big fan of Lois Lowry. I didn't care for some of the stereotypes of a couple characters made in the book, but it could be a good discussion with kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noah | 12/11/2013

    " I liked the original Gooney Bird book better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/9/2013

    " I really like the Gooney Bird books, although I have to admit that Gooney Bird is not my favorite Lowry character. I like her teachers and classmates a lot better! However, this book is still charming and it made me laugh (especially the encounter with the substitute teacher!). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 5/29/2013

    " What kind of girl wears underwear on her head as a fashion statement? Gooney Bird, of course! A cute little book with a message on being true to yourself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Arendt | 1/6/2013

    " I do love Gooney Bird! I just finished this one and think it would be a great introduction to a unit on poetry! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aimee | 9/16/2012

    " This was such a fun, cute book! I thought about reading it to my oldest (5), but I think it's just a little over his head. I recommend it for 1st-3rd graders though! (Maybe even just girls...) Very, very cute...even brought tears to my eyes at the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christa | 4/5/2012

    " We finished this book CD on the way back to GA from Kansas! So fun and good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeri | 4/2/2012

    " This is my favorite of the Gooney Bird series. Gooney teaches about poetry; couplets, haiku, limericks, rhyming verse. It's a great way to introduce the different kinds of poetry. I would highly recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 8/24/2011

    " my daughter LOVES Gooney Bird Greene books. Lois Lowry is awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey Black | 2/27/2011

    " Cute early reader. The story introduces great vocabulary for 2nd-3rd graders. As a teacher, I love the way Mrs. Pigeon is such a loving and understanding guide. I don't think I would be as lenient :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deaysia | 2/8/2011

    " I can't think of any other book that I read is like this.The name is unique.This name is special to me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kara | 11/18/2010

    " I found Gooney Bird too annoying to enjoy. "

  • 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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About the Author
Author Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry has written many books beloved by children and adults alike. From the popular Anastasia Krupnik series to her bestselling novel The Giver, her books have garnered dozens of national, international, and state honors and awards, including two Newbery Medals.

About the Narrator

Lee Adams has been a voice artist for many years. Her work for the Educational Television Network can be heard on an array of videos, television series, station identifications, and commercials. She is also an accomplished singer/songwriter and lends her talents to various animation projects whenever possible. Lee has narrated both fiction and nonfiction audiobooks.