Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Release Date: April 25, 2014
Each morning the geese line up and follow Igor down to the pond. However, little Zita just can't seem to march to the same beat as everyone else. After messing up their march one too many times, Zita is kicked out, forcing her to walk by herself down to the pond. By herself, Zita discovers her own beat and soon the farm animals are following along to a much more joyful march.
Although a bit heavy-handed with the "marching to your own beat" message, overall I thought the story was engaging and the illustrations were cheerful and warm. The story itself wasn't the most original, but as I have stated many times, the beauty of picture books is that young children don't know nor do they care about originality. To them, everything is new and fun. This book will definitely find itself an audience among young children and would work really well for a storytime or classroom.