This Mem Fox buy-in from Simon and Schuster has a wonderful, rollicking, rhyming text reminiscent of WHERE IS THE GREEN SHEEP? And just like the super successful Green Sheep, early readers will be memorising the simple text - as well as honing their numeracy skills with all the crazy goats to count!
About The Authors
Mem Fox has written over 25 books for adults and children
including Possum Magic, which has sold over three million
copies and is the bestselling picture book ever in Australia. Mem has
been presented with many awards including an AM in the 1993 Australia
Day Honours for services to the cultural life of Australia; an SA Great
Award for Literature in 2001; the Prime Minister's Centenary Medal in
2003; and she was shortlisted for the Australian of the Year in 2004.
She worked as an Associate Professor of Literacy Studies in the School
of Education at Flinders University, South Australia for twenty-four
years and is now an international literacy consultant.
Mem's recent books with Penguin include Where is the Green Sheep?,
Hunwick's Egg, A Particular Cow, Where The Giant
Sleeps, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Hello
Baby!, The Goblin and the Empty Chair and A
Giraffe in the Bath. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.
Mem Fox's books are like a warm blanket; they have a way of making
the world seem a little cosier. Sunday Age
Jan Thomas has written and illustrated numerous American picture
books including Rhyming Dust Bunnies, Here Comes the Big,
Mean Dust Bunny!, Can You Make a Scary Face? and What
Will the Fat Cat Sit On?
She lives in Socorro, New Mexico, with one husband, two
sons and two rambunctious dogs.
"Who could resist the invitation to count goats? Not the audience for this book, who will gleefully follow the rhyming text as it describes goats in various habitats and situations...This will make a spirited step up for those youngsters who've mastered counting along and want to show off their independent skills." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, "Bright electric colors outlined in thick black create just the right look to attract very young readers, who are also often just learning to count...providing a fun learning opportunity for kids with varying skill sets." -- Booklist "The traditional counting format receives a charming update as playfully expressive goats mimic human behavior...Fox, an early-literacy specialist to the core, gets each rhyme just right...Thomas's trademark digital spreads provide punch through chunky, dark outlines and zany off-kilter expressions...These wacky goats guarantee a goofy good time."--Kirkus Reviews "This animated counting book uses irreverent couplets and a screwball cast of goats for its humor. As if Thomas's goats weren't entertaining enough just to look at (and they are), Fox (Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes) pairs random and often mischievous goat activities with invitations for readers to count the wide-eyed animals." --Publishers Weekly