Author: Roger Duvoisin
In Xinyi World's Featured Picture Book, Silly Goose Petunia was wandering on the grass when she suddenly found a book. She remembered that Bill's father once said: "He who has books and loves books has wisdom. As Petunia wanted other animals to respect her not laugh at her anymore, she puts the book under her wings and walks around. The more she goes, the more proud she gets, and the longer her neck stretches out. Other animals start to notice Petunia's changes, so they start to come to her for any questions they had. However, she often gave them poor advice caused them harm. One day, the animals find a box and goes to Petunia, asking her what it is. She replied that it was candy but in reality, it was firecrackers. It blew up everyone's body and injured them with cuts and bruises. Her book also exploded and her neck returned to its original length. She then finally came to terms with the fact that she was not smart. Finally, she found words in the book that she didn't recognize. Only then did all the animals know that they had to learn these words before they could truly put wisdom in their heads, and thus, they began to learn to recognize words. This is a very meaningful story that teaches children that true wisdom comes in understanding the meaning of books, and internalizing this meaning in their brains.
Recommended for ages: 3-6