Goat and Donkey in Strawberry Sunglasses

Goat and Donkey in Strawberry Sunglasses

by Simon Puttock, Russell Julian
     
 

Goat is easily distracted. So when he offers to do the grocery shopping, his best friend Donkey writes him a list of exactly what to buy. But the market, full of lovely things, makes it hard for Goat to concentrate on his list. What will Donkey do when Goat brings home a bunch of wonderful things that Donkey hadn't asked for? The dynamic duo, Goat and Donkey, are

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Goat is easily distracted. So when he offers to do the grocery shopping, his best friend Donkey writes him a list of exactly what to buy. But the market, full of lovely things, makes it hard for Goat to concentrate on his list. What will Donkey do when Goat brings home a bunch of wonderful things that Donkey hadn't asked for? The dynamic duo, Goat and Donkey, are a hilarious addition to any story time.

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Publishers Weekly

Puttock and Julian's (Horsey)latest collaboration, this sprightly debut tale in the Goat and Donkey series, introduces best pals who, at first glance, seem quite different. The cupboard is bare, but Donkey is too busy to go to market. When Goat offers to go, Donkey is afraid his friend might botch the task, since "Goat was often muddly and forgetful." Donkey diligently makes a shopping list: apples, carrots, cabbages and strawberry ice cream. As Donkey paints at an easel, Goat trots off and gets "quite giddy" when he spies all the tempting wares at the marketplace. Checking his list, he finds that Donkey's handwriting is "very hard to read" and he indeed does get muddled. Instead of buying food, the comically distracted animal purchases items he decides Donkey would certainly want: a fruit-festooned sun hat, a shiny trumpet, an inflatable octopus and-remembering that the final item on the list "has something to do with... strawberries!"-a pair of green polka-dot sunglasses decorated with plastic strawberries. Good-natured Donkey is very appreciative of the gifts, but tells his sidetracked buddy that they must return to market for food. In a wry final scene, the two are very much on the same wavelength as they enjoy strawberry ice cream cones, with a vegetable-filled basket and several newly purchased playthings at their feet. Featuring electric hues and amusing particulars, Julian's playful pictures capture the bond between these fast friends. Ages 4-7. (June)

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Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
One busy morning Goat offers to do the shopping. Knowing that Goat is easily muddled, Donkey writes a precise list for apples, carrots, cabbage, and strawberry ice cream. At the market Goat is bedazzled by the fancy wares and makes some very interesting choices that she just can not resist. Strawberry sunglasses are the piece de resistance. At home a surprised but thoughtful Donkey shows delight in the assorted gifts and then suggests they shop together. They get everything on the list….almost. Strawberry ice cream and some funky banana sunglasses for donkey end their day on a happy note. Watercolor illustrations that are as exuberant as Goat at the market in this simple tale of friendship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561485727
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Pages:
28
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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