Book recommendation filter: goats!
May 5, 2015 8:01 AM   Subscribe

I need book recommendations --- specifically, recommendations for books about goats, suitable for an indulgent aunt to give to a 7-year-old who adores them. That's it, that's all there is: kids' books about goats..... she also adores chickens, but I think I've got that one covered. Thanks in advance!
posted by easily confused to Grab Bag (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
There's a suffusion of goats in Heidi....
posted by runincircles at 8:08 AM on May 5, 2015


Oddly enough, as a child, two of my very favorite books were goat-themed: The Goat in the Rug and Gregory, the Terrible Eater. On the weightier side, you might check out Beatrice's Goat (h/t Heifer International).

And if I may be so bold as to make one additional chicken-related suggestion: Tough Chicks is awesome, especially for young girls.
posted by divined by radio at 8:19 AM on May 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


King Puck is pretty cute.

If you really want to be indulgent, add a goat puppet!
posted by BibiRose at 8:22 AM on May 5, 2015


A wayward goat is the catalyst for Betsy, Tacy and Tib making a new friend in Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill.
posted by brujita at 8:27 AM on May 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


There are some cute versions of the Billy Goats Gruff! Heifer International has a book about a little girl who gets a goat and can go to school, and I always loved The Little Goat (and all accompanying The Little Farm Animal books).
posted by ChuraChura at 8:34 AM on May 5, 2015


Sylvester and the magic pebble is charming but maybe on the young age.
posted by jeather at 8:39 AM on May 5, 2015


I will also say that I deeply enjoy my Goats in Trees calendar.
posted by ChuraChura at 8:39 AM on May 5, 2015


The Goat Lady by Jane Bregoli is heartwarming and lovely.
posted by poodelina at 8:54 AM on May 5, 2015


There are some pretty great goat-, chicken-, and other-farm-animal-related hijinx in George's Marvelous Medicine, which was one of my favorites at that age.
posted by dr. boludo at 10:09 AM on May 5, 2015


I <3 Gregory the Terrible Eater and am pleased others know it as so many don't.
Three Billy Goats Gruff? No link as there are so many versions
posted by TravellingCari at 10:28 AM on May 5, 2015


G'dee is about a pet goat sent to the children of a Jewish family. Written from his point of view, it covers all the Jewish holidays.

I didn't know that Jews colored eggs for Lag B'omer until I read it; my synagogue didn't celebrate the holiday.
posted by brujita at 6:43 PM on May 5, 2015


G is for Goat by Patricia Polacco

Letter by letter, meet cart-pulling goats; clothes-munching goats; head-butting, hill-climbing, tail-wagging goats! Cats, chicks, dogs, and bunnies play along with these friendly goats, joining in the fun. From A is for Apple to Z is for Zoe, these rascally animals just won’t stop until they’ve romped through the whole alphabet.

http://www.amazon.com/G-Goat-Patricia-Polacco/dp/0142405507

Thunder Cake by the same author includes goats in the illustrations.
posted by haunted_pomegranate at 7:35 PM on May 5, 2015


How in the world did I manage to miss Heidi?!? Must be gettin' old..... Thanks all, this should add to my little goat-lover's library! (And ChuraChura: I'll save the goat calendar for next year --- I got her a 'chickens of the world' for this year!)
posted by easily confused at 10:29 AM on May 6, 2015


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