That Is Not a Good Idea!
When a sly, dapper fox first spots a blue-bonneted goose, he immediately thinks, “Dinner!” He offers to take her on a stroll. He invites her into the deep dark woods, and then into his kitchen. Again and again, she agrees. And each time, with increasing alarm, the fluffy yellow chicks who’ve been following the action interject, “That is NOT a good idea!” Mo Willems follows the journey of the fox and the goose on page spreads split between a single illustration on one side and a white-on-black, silent film-inspired dialogue box on the other. The young goose chicks, on the other hand, shout with ever-greater urgency across the expanse of double-page spreads, before finally tucking in to a nice supper at the end. “More soup, children?” asks the goose. “Well, we DID try to warn him.” It turns out the storyteller is slyer than the fox. ©2014 Cooperative Children's Book Center
Illustrated by Mo Willems
Balzer + Bray, HarperCollins
Publish Year: 2013
CCBC Location: Picture Book, Willems