The Greedy Goat by Petr Horacek
  

The Greedy Goat

Written by Petr Horacek
Illustrated by Petr Horacek

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Bright and beautiful to look at, Petr Horacek’s latest picture book is a visual feast, and seems to be a farmyard reworking of Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Goat is bored with grass and decides to try something different. She eats her way through the dog’s food, the cat’s milk, the pig’s potato peelings, and even the farmer’s pants! After all that she feels very unwell – unsurprisingly - and on a wonderful double page turns green! It’s a very funny story and children will love Greedy Goat and her culinary adventure. Petr Horacek’s bold, vibrant illustrations are absolutely stunning as always. ~ Andrea Reece

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Synopsis

The Greedy Goat by Petr Horacek

A funny, read-aloud farmyard tale that teaches colours and days of the week from award-winning illustrator Petr Horacek. A funny, read-aloud farmyard tale that teaches colours and days of the week from award-winning illustrator Petr Horacek. Goat has had enough of eating grass. She wants to try something different - the dog's food, the pig's potatoes and even the farmer's pants. But things go wrong in this hilarious, but cautionary, farmyard tale from the Kate Greenaway-Medal shortlisted illustrator described by the Washington Post as the thinking tot's Eric Carle .

Reviews

[...] another book which will please the tinies aged three or so and make them laugh. Couldn't ask for more. Newbury Weekly News

A distinctive and extremely funny cautionary tale about a goat who's had enough of eating grass. Now in paperback, it also teaches colours and the days of the week. The Bookseller

A warm, fun text for the youngest children. The School Librarian

About the Author

Petr Horacek

Petr Horacek’s bold and imaginative illustrations continue to captivate children and critics. His stories, often about loyalty and belonging, are told with an instinctive warmth and humour and are beautifully brought to life through his evocative use of colour and texture. He has won many awards around the world for classics such as Suzy Goose and A New House for Mouse and was shortlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in 2012. He lives in Worcester.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Petr Horacek
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Author's Website

www.petrhoracek.co.uk/

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th July 2017

ISBN

9781406373264

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