A wonderful story about stepping out of your comfort zone, about enjoying the beauty of nature, and about being a good friend. In the beginning it is Goose whose sense of adventure sends them on a trip away from their beloved meadow. Duck follows reluctantly, but as they make new discoveries. it is Duck who ends up the brave one, leading Goose onto the beach and into the waves, and reassuring him when he needs it. Author Tad Hills captures the personalities of Duck and Goose perfectly in his whimsical drawings. The idea of these freshwater fowl exploring the beach is sure to be entertaining to children who may be planning their own beach exploration--a perfect summer read! --KATHY M.