Gr 1-4-An accurate and interesting view of modern rural life. Written in the voice of a young goat farmer, the narrative begins with descriptions and characteristics of six dairy goat breeds in the U.S. The following pages explain breeding; birthing; and care of the kids, including vaccinations, vitamins, dehorning, weaning, and feeding. Other chapters cover milking, and the responsibilities of the farm family-hard work 365 days a year. In closing, Jimmy talks about the activities that he and his brothers enjoy. As for his future, he "might be a goat farmer-or a math teacher or maybe even a veterinarian." Clear, full-color photographs of the Search family and their animals fill the pages. Short captions provide additional information and explanation. While the book might satisfy some report needs, children will enjoy it on its own.-Carolyn Janssen, Children's Learning Center of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.