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imagesA fox sees a mother goose walking along the road and asks her to go for a stroll.  Despite the warnings of the baby goslings, the goose and the fox go walking through the deep, dark woods—all the way to the fox’s kitchen.  But as the gosling’s warned, that is really, really, really not a good idea!  And someone is in for a pretty big surprise . . . .

How many times have you thought “That is not a good idea!” as fairytale characters make obviously stupid choices that will ultimately lead to their demise?  Mo Willems gives readers a chance to shout this chorus out loud as they watch a common fairytale trope play out in silent movie-style illustrations.  The twist at the end requires a bit of a morbid sense of humor.  But That is Not a Good Idea will surely appeal to readers who enjoy Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s The Stinky Cheese Man and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and other slightly morbid fractured fairytales.

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