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Bloated Goat [NOOK Book]

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Get ready to enjoy a gut-busting adventure full of crazy forest animals and hilarious dialogue. You’ll meet Granny Hammy, Cocky Doodle, Bloated Goat, and a wide assortment of other wacky characters as they romp around the forest. It seems everyone wants to get Bloated Goat for one reason or another, but you’ll have to read the book to experience the explosive ending.

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Overview

Get ready to enjoy a gut-busting adventure full of crazy forest animals and hilarious dialogue. You’ll meet Granny Hammy, Cocky Doodle, Bloated Goat, and a wide assortment of other wacky characters as they romp around the forest. It seems everyone wants to get Bloated Goat for one reason or another, but you’ll have to read the book to experience the explosive ending.

If you enjoy Pixar and Walt Disney films, you will definitely enjoy Bloated Goat.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012695802
  • Publisher: Manley Peterson
  • Publication date: 11/20/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,279,307
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 210 KB

Meet the Author

Manley Peterson is an author of various fictional genres. He has three wonderful children that keep him honest and beg to hear crazy stories featuring strange characters. He's only too happy to oblige.

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    Lol

    This book is really random.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2011

    Be Prepared for Giggles!

    Who knew a book with the title Bloated Goat could be so hilarious! Written for grades 8 and up, Bloated Goat by Manley Peterson is a giggle inducing ride from start to finish. When Cocky Doodle's friend, Bloated Goat, is found in a ditch with Xs for eyes, Cocky is heart-broken. In an attempt to make things right, Cocky asks Granny Hammy to help him take Bloated Goat back to his homeland for a proper burial. To thicken the plot, Mr. Peterson has thrown in some very unique characters, who happen to want Bloated Goat for various reasons. A nearly blind skunk steals Bloated Goat and marries him because of his aroma. A rat pack wants Bloated Goat as their prized possession. Not to mention some partying elephants bring to light the questions of why did the chicken cross the road. With each page I found myself laughing more and more. I don't know if it was my lack of sleep, or maybe just my warped sense of humor (which is the direction I'm leaning in) but this book is one that I will enjoy reading to my daughter. If you are anything like me and love hearing your child squeal in delight, then reading them Bloated Goat is definitely the way to go! Like all great children's books, Bloated Goat ends on a happy note. I am only left with two questions. My first is if there are plans to make this into a print version? I would love to see a print edition with pictures added to make reading it even more enjoyable. My second is, where does one go to find an abominable snow kitten? :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2011

    The best laugh I've had for .99c period.

    I LOVED this story! The best laugh I've had for .99c period. I don't know if this book could be fully appreciated by a child without an adult helping them. I do however think this would be a truly awesome book for English teachers to use in aiding them for teaching kids a variety of writing techniques. I absolutely HAVE to insist you read the sample chapter!! I've been driving my husband nuts for the last few nights I read this due to all my shrieking and cackling at it. It's a fantastically ridiculous adventure and the author has great fun mocking the heck out of those writing 'rules' we love to hate. This book doesn't pretend to be anymore than what it is and utterly succeeds in its goal. Or rather, by the end of this book (and through out it) I was ROTFLMAO ; p

    It hit every note for me and I give it 5 stars. Trust me, read the sample chapter you'll be hitting the one click button by the time you finish it ? This is a short, sweet and down right hilarious story. Bravo to the author!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2011

    Well written, but odd

    The product description for Bloated Goat suggest that it was written in the same vein of comedy and CGI spectacles such as "Shrek" and "Madagascar". This alone nearly turned me away from the book as I found Shrek's self-conscious fairytale inhabitants tiring and Madagascar's hyperactive zoo animals outright loathsome. Still, best to let the work speak for itself. And when I say, "speak for itself," I mean this in a very literal sense. The book frequently reminds the reader that you are, in fact, the reader of a book. The effect is similar to watching a Mel Brooks or Monty Python film, with the narrative addressing the reader directly and referencing itself by chapter and verse. Normally when I read a novel, I find that the author has achieved the suspension of disbelief when I forget that I'm reading their book and fall fully into the world of their creation. "Bloated Goat" doesn't suspend your disbelief so much as it hangs disbelief by its toes and swings it around until it passes out from an overflow of cranial blood. Bloated Goat is the story of a vast community of dysfunctional characters. The tale follows Granny Hammy (geriatric hammerhead shark) and Cocky Doodle (rooster) in their quest to return their friend Bloated Goat to his ancestral home for a proper burial. Bloated Goat frequently shows signs of rigor mortis, and makes regular displays of the more flatulent effects of that condition at key comedic moments. The supporting cast is large for a book intended for younger audiences. Included in the volume's players are a wide array of characters from the animal and non-animal kingdoms. There are love-stuck skunks, carnivorous fungi, insane chameleons, and a wolf in desperate need of some marriage counseling. I found it difficult to enjoy Bloated Goat. You could chalk this up to the fact that I'm not really a member of the intended audience and that I really hate CGI films where the characters dance during the ending credits. I'd find it easier to hate Bloated Goat if it weren't so well-written. Much as I dislike the plot, I couldn't help but envision the cartoony capers found inside just as easily as if I were watching an actual animated work. The book even has a fully functional table of contents, a feature often missing in self-published ebooks. There aren't even any grammatical or spelling errors. I give Bloated Goat three stars, but not because I didn't enjoy it. Only the intended audience could really say whether or not it's worthy of more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2010

    The Bloated Goat

    a very funny tale my kids and i read it about a million times

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2011

    well

    i didnt read it

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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