My students really felt for poor Katerina. They also chuckled at her silliness and enjoyed being smarter than her. Lovely story with a happy ending.
I liked one Goodreads Reader's thoughts:
This book contains many characters, so maybe 3-5th grade. This book could lead into a cause/effect lesson, or simply things that happen accidentally can have good results, even though we may not realize it until later.
Katerina is sad because she's the only goose in town, but sometimes she sees another goose in the side of a shiny car. She thinks: One day that goose will come out. Then I'll no longer be the only goose on the pond. Suddenly one day . . . it does! Full-color illustrations.