Goat and Donkey and the Great Outdoors

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Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
The title characters are two humanized animals who are good friends. One day, Goat decides he wants to go on vacation and learn all about the "Great Outdoors." Goat knows he needs to take his tent and favorite teddy bear, but beyond that he has no idea what is necessary. He seeks advice from Donkey, who calmly begins asking questions to try and determine what will be the best kind of vacation for Goat. Goat has a very difficult time making decisions, but after much thought he determines that he would enjoy "somewhere just like here." The tent is erected in the yard and Goat settles in to enjoy his vacation. However, it is very quiet and lonely for Goat in the tent. He invites Donkey to join him on his vacation. The quiet humor of the story is captured perfectly in the boldly drawn and colored illustrations. Children will enjoy this tale of friendship as a read-alone activity or in a storytime session. While not recommended as a first purchase, it is a worthwhile addition to any collection.
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1
Two best friends have funny, slice-of-life adventures. In Strawberry Sunglasses , Goat offers to do the grocery shopping. Donkey writes out a list just in case his pal gets in a forgetful "muddle." At the market, Goat is distracted by many wonderful things to buy and instead of bringing home food, he giddily returns with a sun hat, blow-up octopus, trumpet, and strawberry sunglasses. Donkey makes the best of the situation, enjoys the impulse purchases, and then heads back to the market for supper, hand-in-hand with his buddy. In Great Outdoors , Goat decides to take a vacation, but needs advice on where to go. After much negotiation, he announces he wants to go to a place "Just Like Here." He pitches a tent in the garden but soon misses the company of Donkey. They both squish in and enjoy the getaway together. Julian's warm oil paintings capture the sunny dispositions of the characters. Children will enjoy Goat's exuberant innocence and Donkey's patient good humor.
—Linda LudkeCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
Best friends collaborate on a surprising vacation. One morning, Goat tells his pal and housemate donkey that he wants to take a vacation to the great outdoors. The duo spends a day planning, while engaging in a series of fun activities that seem, frankly, rather vacationlike: splashing in an inflatable pool, riding a scooter and having a picnic. In the end, Goat camps out in the backyard in an orange pup tent, and Donkey joins him. Though the space is too cramped to play catch, they can warm up under a patchwork quilt and read a book together. The soft finish and richly colored palette of Julian's illustrations add gentle warmth to this amiable tale of friendship for the very young. A companion title, Goat and Donkey in Strawberry Sunglasses features Goat getting his shopping list muddled with a similarly charming effect. (Picture book. 36)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561485734
  • Publisher: Good Books
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Pages: 28
  • Sales rank: 1,493,950
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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