Three Good Deeds (2020)

Three Good Deeds Vivian Vande Velde Three Good Deeds If Howard had known the old hag was a witch he never would have taunted her But he did and she did what witches do cursed him and now he s a goose which to tell you the truth is not as serene and
  • Title: Three Good Deeds
  • Author: Vivian Vande Velde
  • ISBN: 9780152053826
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Hardcover
Three Good Deeds Vivian Vande Velde If Howard had known the old hag was a witch, he never would have taunted her But he did, and she did what witches do cursed him and now he s a goose, which to tell you the truth, is not as serene and peaceful as it might look from the shore People try to kill geese, for crying out loud, and the other geese are none too nice to newcomers Howard is desperate to become aIf Howard had known the old hag was a witch, he never would have taunted her But he did, and she did what witches do cursed him and now he s a goose, which to tell you the truth, is not as serene and peaceful as it might look from the shore People try to kill geese, for crying out loud, and the other geese are none too nice to newcomers Howard is desperate to become a human again so he can show that old witch a thing or two.But the only way to break the curse is to do three good deeds and how can you help others when you ve got webbed feet, wings for hands, and can t say anything but Honk
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  1. Cheryl

    Well, I m a sucker for Vande Velde, especially her light juveniles This is for the youngest independent readers, or for a classroom read aloud, and is actually a little bit heavier interesting than the cover implies Raises plenty of ideas that kids will love to discuss, such as whether or not Roscoe should have gotten punished, too, and what counts as a good deed Short, quick read and I highly recommend it, especially if you want a break from the intense adult BotM you ve been doing No pictures [...]

  2. Kaethe

    By way of contrast to The Magic Nesting Doll, this is a fairy tale set in an unspecified place and time best classified as Middle Ages, European Despite its setting, it feels contemporary in the lesson it is teaching about how to be a decent, empathetic human being It s light in tone, rather snarky even, and I enjoyed it quite a bit I identified with the witch, of course despite not liking geese at all.Library copy Yes, I m trying to catch up on reviews, and I m still a month behind, so there we [...]

  3. M.E.

    For my full review, please visit my website Three Good Deeds is a delightful tale about a boy, a witch, and a lesson Howard tends to get others, along with himself, into trouble but the day he decided to steal a few goose eggs by the pond where the witch lived, he made a decision that would cost him than he bargained for It was this act that landed him on the witch s bad list, and she promptly turned him into the object of his thieving, a goose Lucky for Howard the witch didn t stop there Along [...]

  4. Jo Sorrell

    Books byVivian Vande VeldeTHREE GOOD DEEDSMY SISTER ALISON, WHO MOVED AWAYI read this 160 page book in one sitting during a sleepless night I was angry at Howard then my heart went out to him at time The book did end abrubtly but then I think that was the only real way the author could have ended it This is one offers a good opportunity for discussion JoAges 8 12Howard is a mischievous boy who, along with his friends, likes to pull pranks on the villagers of Dumphrey s Mill Their latest victim i [...]

  5. Ronda

    Howard seems always to have some kind of mischief up his sleeve and he can always find a ready excuse for not taking the blame especially if someone else has gotten caught even if that someone is his best friend This dubious talent has kept him out of trouble for the most part until he pulls one prank too many on the old woman at the goose pond She seems able to see right through all of his ploys and doesn t fall for any of them Undaunted, Howard insults her after all, he and the other children [...]

  6. Damian Manzano

    Howard is a mischievous boy who, along with his friends, likes to pull pranks on the villagers of Dumphrey s Mill Their latest victim is the supposed old witch who lives by Goose Pond They find the elderly lady strange due to the fact that she lives on her own and tends to a flock of geese that live on the pond They do mean things like tease the geese and steal their eggs When Howard decides to steal from a nest one day, he is caught red handed and accidentally breaks a couple of the eggs.Fed up [...]

  7. Jan

    Howard should not have teased the witch, but he did, and she turned him into a goose To reverse the spell, he must do 3 good deeds which is not easy for a goosed especially not easy for Howard in the best of circumstances At the beginning of this book for 3rd to 5th graders, the reader is amused, and feels that Howard s punishment is appropriate His best friend chases him away after all, he is just a goose, and an annoying one, at that But the story becomes sad and pathetic as days and weeks and [...]

  8. Logan Braden

    When Howard tries to steal the eggs that were just laid near Goose Pond, he is caught by the old woman who protects them She seems to be a witch, but Howard has no reason to believe this is true until she turns him into a goose in order to teach him a lesson The only way in which he can reverse the curse is to perform three good deeds, which is much harder than he first suspects.Vande Velde uses her usual subtle humor to show what it might be like to be a boy stuck in a goose s body Kids will ge [...]

  9. Jessica

    When Howard steals goose eggs, an old witch teaches him a lesson by turning him into a goose In order to resume his human shape, Howard must perform three good deeds But which three And how come what counted as a good deed yesterday doesn t seem to work today Howard worries that he might remain a goose for the rest of his life.This fresh fairy tale delightfully illustrates the golden rule while celebrating the inner life of geese, whose names are as hilarious as they are descriptive.Some readers [...]

  10. Dolly

    This is an interesting tale that teaches of morality and good intentions, the impact of poor decisions, and the goodness of being kind and doing good deeds I like that the witch makes the point that it is important to do good deeds for the right reasons Howard learns that we should help others to show kindness and be a good citizen, not just for our own benefit I also like that he learned that having good intentions is not the same a doing a good deed.Overall, I thought this was an entertaining [...]

  11. Karen

    10 21 09 This was a refreshing read after the short kids books I ve been reading with Annabelle But she didn t seem to care for it too much She told me at the end that she didn t like that Howard was turned into a goose And since that s what the book was about, she didn t care about it too much This one also went over her head a lot Imagine that She is only 3 after all I did like it though I thought it would be an excellent read for a teacher There are a lot of great writing prompts that could [...]

  12. Jessica

    children s book I was looking for a interesting read out loud for my next reading class THe title interested me because I always look for something to entertain or inspire students This one fell a little short.To be specific A boy is turned into a goose by a witch and has to do three good deeds in order to turn back into a goose It got a little depressing He did two deeds then the witch dies He expects to stay a goose forever His last unsurprising deed is to cover the dead witch up and that was [...]

  13. Erin

    I read this book to my class this year Loved the premise Howard is a boy who doesn t always consider others feelings, and when he taunts an old witch she turns him into a goose The only way for Howard to break the curse and become a boy again is to do three good deeds Overall, I was a bit disappointed in the execution of the idea It fit in very well with our second grade kindness projects, and was a good read aloud in conjunction with those I just wish the writing had been compelling and engagi [...]

  14. Stefanie

    I grabbed this off the library shelf because it was short and it was next to the other Vivian Vande Velde books I was checking out at the same time.I usually tend to like these types of children books but this book failed to keep my interest and attention I think I was just expecting for the three deeds Howard had to perform There s nothing extraordinary about this book but I m sure it s entertaining enough for elementary school children.

  15. Stacey

    Just finished reading this book with my students It was a fun book with good life lessons from a boy who had been turned into a goose It was easy to read and the class and myself enjoyed it It is difficult to find books that the majority of the class will enjoy, but this one was a good choice Has serious moments, fun moments and very teachable moments Great pick for a group or classroom read

  16. Tanja

    Cute little story that reads like a fairytale maybe a little bit too straight forward and predictable for my liking but nevertheless a really nice read A mischievous boy gets turned into a goose by a witch and his only chance of becoming a boy again is to do three good deeds I could imagine that this book might make a good read aloud with younger students.

  17. Lisa

    Bad boy gets turned into a goose by a neighborhood witch and is only released from the spell after he performs three good deeds.Grades 2 4 would probably really enjoy this I know a couple of teachers who have used it as their class read I wasn t able to finally be convinced of a changed boy in the end but I don t think kids would get hung up on this

  18. Jill Guccini

    I thought most of this was actually quite charming, but then the story was really stretched out until the third good deed I also found the end kind of disturbing and morbid, but since it s supposed to be somewhat of a fairy tale, I have to remind myself that MOST children s fairy tales are in fact disturbing and morbid.

  19. Isaac

    I think this book is good because it was funny It was funny because a person a kid into a goose If the boy wants to by a boy again he has to complete three good deeds.At the end he turned into a boy again The person who turned him into the goose died at the end.

  20. 10-11 Jonathan

    This book was funny and teaches a leason Its about this boy named Howard who tries to steal goose eggs But a witch catches him so he gets turned into a goose He must do 3 good deeds Will he do these 3 deeds.

  21. Dexter

    Certainly not Vivian Vande Velde s best The ending was very abrupt, and didn t seem completely resolvedbut I still enjoyed it for the most part.

  22. Laura

    Funny, short, good for 4th grade readers More for the fans of talking animal books than fans of fantasy adventures.

  23. Gina

    A mean little boy steals some eggs and is turned into a goose by a witch To turn back, he must perform three good deeds Short read I generally like Vande Velde s books.

  24. Jaime

    Good book for a read aloud I read it to my grade 4 5 s as a read aloud and they were completely hooked by the story They loved it.

  25. Mnmguitar

    This was my celebration book at school and I LOVED it It s for kids, but I loved it It s an easy read

  26. Jess

    this book is about a boy who is very mean and turns in to a goose To turn back in to human, what will he do He has to complete three good deeds ENJOY

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