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The Greedy Goat

Written by Petr Horacek

Illustrated by Petr Horacek

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LoveReading View on The Greedy Goat

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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The Greedy Goat Synopsis

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.

The Greedy Goat Press Reviews

"Petr Horacek is one funny guy, as well as a natural-born teacher and a whizz with a paintbrush. Put him down as the thinking tot's Eric Carle." Washington Post

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ISBN: 9781406373264
Publication date: 06/07/2017
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406367164
Publication date: 07/07/2016
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406367164
Publication date: 7th July 2016
Author: Petr Horacek
Illustrator: Petr Horacek
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers

About 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.  Click here to read an interview with Petr. Click here to read more about the author.  

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