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The Greedy Goat

Written by Petr Horacek

Illustrated by Petr Horacek

Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers

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

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 .

The Greedy Goat Press 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


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All versions of this book

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: 9781406373264
Publication date: 6th July 2017
Author: Petr Horacek
Illustrator: Petr Horacek
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
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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