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Title:
One little goat / words by Ursula Dubosarsky ; pictures by Andrew Joyner.
Title Variants:
1 little goat
ISBN:
9781742976921
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Richmond, VIC : Little Hare, 2017.

©2017
Physical Description:
1 volume unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 29 cm
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Summary: "It starts with one little goat. It ends with one little goat. But what happens in between is a whirlwind of nonsense and fun"--Back cover.
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Summary

It starts with one little goat.
It ends with one little goat.
But what happens in between is a whirlwid of nonsense and fun.

International favourites Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner make the most of their advanced sense of the ridiculous in this hilarious read-aloud traditional tale.


Author Notes

Ursula Dubosarsky was born in Ursula Coleman, Sydney, in 1961. She is an Australian writer of fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults, whose work is characterised by a child's vision and voice. She has won nine national literary prizes, including five New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards. She is the author of illustrated books and novels, and also three works of non-fiction about the English language, grammar and etymology for children, featuring a comically enthusiastic character known as "The Word Spy". These "Word Spy" books, illustrated by Tohby Riddle, have won the New South Wales Premier's Literary Award, the Children's Book Council of Australia Junior Judges' Award and Book of the Year Award. In the United States and Canada "The Word Spy" is published under the title "The Word Snoop. Three of her books have been adapted for theatre - "The Red Shoe", "The Terrible Plop" and "Too Many Elephants In This House".

She is a Hans Christian Andersen Award Nominee and a Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Nominee.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

The duo behind The Terrible Plop returns with a spiky riff on the cumulative song "Had Gadya" (a Passover Seder staple) that softens its sharp edges-somewhat. Joyner's loopy, brightly colored cartoons set the action in a contemporary-looking village, where a girl introduces the "little baby goat/ My daddy bought." As in the original song (which dates to the 16th century), the goat is promptly eaten-in this case by a tabby cat wearing a mauve suit. Joyner shows the girl looking at the cat with alarm (the rope leash she's holding now ends in its mouth). The cat is then bit by a dog that gets whacked by a "great big stick" come to life, which is burned by a ball of flame that runs around on stick legs. The destruction continues (an ox in a tracksuit is chased by a cleaver-wielding mouse butcher) until everyone is scared off by a foreboding stranger. In the original, this character is the angel of death. Here, it's neighborhood kids in disguise-joined by the somehow resurrected goat-who defuse the preceding comic violence with a good dose of mischief. Up to age 4. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.