|The Serious Goose is the newest book in the celebrity book offerings. And, sadly, like so many of them, the only thing that it has going for it is the celebrity themselves. Therefore, Jimmy Kimmel’s name. Of course, that does not mean anything to me. I heard “Jimmy Kimmel” and had to go through my dusty memory files of modern talk show hosts. Took me a few minutes to eliminate everyone else, so I remembered by default.
If you like Kimmel, you will want to read this book about a narrator who tells the readers that the main character is a very serious goose. So serious in fact that nothing will make it laugh. Oh, you can try, they even provide a mirror in the middle of the book (attached to a page so it is the page, therefore not a real mirror) to make silly faces in. Of course, at first, everyone thinks it did not work, but of course it did. The goose starts giggling and running around in tighty whiteites and flying off with one rubber boot on a web foot. All the while making a goofy face of their own.
With the celebrity endorsement, this book is getting much attention and people will be interested in it. I am not sure, however, if I would give this to a child, even though it is aimed at the at least four-years-old to about eight-years-old. You could go slightly older due to Kimmel’s name and a person is a fan) and for the reluctant reader (large and bold type can make it easier to read for some). The biggest complaint I have about this book is the minimalism of everything, except the text. There are pages that are only text. The whole package was burdensome for me. With that said, as with any book, the right reader will be quacking up. Plus, proceeds from sales of The Serious Goose will be donated various places, therefore it is for a good cause.