Once Upon a Goat
Once Upon a Goat
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Once Upon a Goat

Written by Dan Richards & illustrated by Eric Barclay
Published by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Prices as of Aug 6

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A twisted fairy tale about a king and queen who wish for a child of their own . . . and end up with a baby goat. Perfect for readers of Children Make Terrible Pets and Wolfie the Bunny. “A funny and redemptive fairy tale.”–The Wall Street Journal Once upon a time, a very prim and proper king and queen begged their fairy godmother for a child. They’d prefer a boy, with glowing skin, bright eyes, and two roses for lips . . . but any kid will do. When they find themselves gifted with a baby goat (also known as a kid) instead, they can’t imagine how he’ll fit into their lives. But of course, it isn’t long before he’s part of the royal family. Readers will delight in this story’s hilarity, confusion, and celebration of families that come in every shape and size. “A fresh, amusing, kindhearted picture book.”–Booklist, Starred review”With its gentle morals of acceptance, not judging by appearances, and being open to outcomes different than expectations, this is a lovely family read-aloud.”–Kirkus”The contrast between the royal couple’s once-ordered existence and the cheerful mess at book’s end is very funny, and the message about acceptance and the expanded definition of family is a bonus.”–Horn Book

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    August 27, 2019
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    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
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