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The Nanny Goat's Kid

Written by Jeanne Willis

Illustrated by Tony Ross

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LoveReading View on The Nanny Goat's Kid

Nominated for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010. A wonderfully funny and touching story of friendship from the comic wordsmith Jeanne Willis and brilliantly brought to life with wacky and laugh-out-loud illustrations from Tony Ross.

The Nanny Goat's Kid Synopsis

There was once a Nanny Goat who wanted kids more than anything in the world, but she couldn't have any of her own. Adopting seems like the perfect solution, but the kid she adopts is different to the others - in fact, he's a tiger cub! But the Nanny Goat doesn't care. When her mistrustful sisters kick her kid out of the herd, she resolutely stands by him, and her trust in him is repaid when he saves not just her but also his cousins from becoming a hungry tiger's dinner!

The Nanny Goat's Kid Press Reviews

'The Nanny Goat’s Kid shows Tony Ross and Jeanne Willis at their comic best.. The genius of Ross and Willis is that while their work is juvenile in the best possible way, it also speaks to the adult over the child’s shoulder'- The Telegraph

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ISBN: 9781849390781
Publication date: 29/04/2010
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849390781
Publication date: 29th April 2010
Author: Jeanne Willis
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers

About Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author and scriptwriter. She had her first picture book published by Andersen Press at the age of 21, and since then she has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole's Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children's Book Award (Who’s in The Loo) and the Red House Children's Book Award (Bottoms Up). Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband. Photo credit: Justine Stoddart

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