Animal stories told in rhythm and rhyme in new book

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Sharon Whitecross promotes appreciation of animals as having their own thoughts and character traits

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Her grandchildren’s penchant for her stories and the encouragement she received from them propelled author Sharon Whitecross to share her delightful animal stories told in rhythm and rhyme. “The Goose is Loose” (published by Xlibris AU) is Whitecross’ offer to other children out there who would like to see animals come to life.

This book is a collection of funny poems about farm animals and their comical ways. It is created out of the author’s ability to make all animals have character, a voice and a story to tell. Set on Poppy’s farm, each of the interesting animals come to life each in their own story.

The delightful words in “The Goose is Loose” are written with a smile and a hint of mischief, while the beautiful pictures bring to life the colourful, impish characters. The readers will get to know a goose with a penchant for biting bums; a large, happy bull who thinks he is a dog; the dazzling duck who believes that he is the best; and a kangaroo who fancies bread and chocolate biscuits that are just some of the quirky characters.

A collection of humorous poems about life on Poppy's farm, this vividly illustrated read serves as a reminder to both children and adults that animals are unique in their own way, poems can tell an interesting story and that rhyming can be fun.

“The Goose is Loose”
By Sharon Whitecross
Hardcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 40 pages | ISBN 9781499034813
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 40 pages | ISBN 9781499034790
E-Book | 40 pages | ISBN 9781499034691
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Sharon Whitecross loves telling stories and writing poems for children. She enjoys making animals come to life and behave in funny ways and loves to hear children laugh at the funny things her characters do. Whitecross has eight grandchildren and even though they are growing up now, they have all enjoyed listening to her stories and reading her poems. It is their enjoyment of her poetry and their encouragement which gave Whitecross the confidence to put a small collection in a book so that other children might enjoy them too. She is also the author of “Into the Arms of The Angels.”

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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