The Story of a Goat Named Oat and a Chewed-Up Coat
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Hardcover, 9781599904689, 24pp.
Publication Date: June 21, 2011
In the Choat family, you never have to look hard to find a culprit. Missing TV remote? Blame the goat Lost coat? Keys in the moat? Broken boat? Blame the goat
But don't be surprised if the goat doesn't take it lying down. In this hilarious, rhyme-happy picture book, children will love to pore over the funny illustrations, picking up clues that all is not as it seems between Jimmy Choat and the goat, Petunia P. Oat. Because Petunia knows who's really to blame, and before long the whole family will too.
Michael Slack is the illustrator of Nugget and Fang by Tammi Sauer, Edgar Allan Poe's Pie by J. PatrickLewis, and manyother picture books. Helives in Lafayette, California. Visit his website at www.slackart.com.
"The wordplay here is enjoyable—and there is a neat double comeuppance at the end… Slack’s Photoshop/collage artwork is attractively involving… readers will all be rooting for P. Petunia.." —Kirkus"The colorful cartoon illustrations and the sheer wackiness of the story will likely appeal to young readers and listeners. Teachers planning lessons on the "oa" sound will definitely want to check this book out." —SLJ