Polly and Her Duck Costume tells the true story of Polly, a little blind goat who was rescued by Leanne Lauricella, rescuer of farmyard animals and founder of the immensely popular Instagram account The Goats of Anarchy. Polly has some trouble adapting to her new life until her new mom gives her a warm and fuzzy duck costume, which turns out to be the perfect fit! Follow along with Polly as she finds love with her new family, gains confidence, and makes new friends. The perfect tale to inspire and delight animal lovers, Polly and Her Duck Costume pairs beautiful illustrations with a truly heartwarming tale readers of all ages will adore.
Leanne Laurciella knew nothing about animal sanctuary life when she left New York City for the wilds of New Jersey. She started her Instagram account @goatsofanarchy in 2014, shortly after getting her first two goats, Jax and Opie. Over 560,000 Instagram followers and three Webby Awards later, Goats of Anarchy has evolved into a non-profit organization that teaches acceptance, inclusion and provides special-needs goats a happy and loving forever home. Today, Leanne somehow finds time to write about everyday life at her sanctuary while caring for her goat family. She has written the coffee table book Goats of Anarchy, and the children’s books Polly and Her Duck Costume, The Goat with Many Coats, Piney the Goat Nanny, and Angel and Her Wonderful Wheels.
Born in a tiny town in the hills of Pennsylvania, Jill Howarth always wanted to be an artist. She graduated from Penn State University with a degree in graphic design and entered the corporate design world. As a senior designer and then art director at Hasbro Toys, she occasionally embellished product packaging with fun little drawings. More requests for these illustrations came her way and before she knew it, she was doing more drawing and less layout design. After leaving corporate life to start a family, she began freelancing, pursuing her passion for hand lettering and illustrating for the children’s market with clients such as American Greetings, Hallmark, Klutz, Penguin, Pottery Barn Teen, Scholastic, and more. Presently, she lives just west of Boston.