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“Have you ever been blamed for someone else’s mistake? That’s just what keeps happening to the curious little goat who lives on the very same farm as the dear little lambs who wanted a ‘lambslide.’ The goat is so curious about the world outside his pen, he constantly escapes to explore, roll down the hill, taste new things, and make new friends. Whenever he escapes, he becomes the scapegoat for a burned pie, a spilled paint bucket, trampled petunias, and even bubble gum left on a chair! The farmer’s daughter comes to the rescue and proves everyone has been blaming the goat instead of admitting their mistakes. What a fun way to explore the valuable lesson of honesty and taking responsibility. This delightful story comes to life with cheerful and detailed illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser, and will undoubtedly spark laughter and learning in young children.”
— Patricia Donmoyer, White Rabbit Children's Books and Gifts, Leonardtown, MD
From the international bestselling author of Bel Canto and The Dutch House, Ann Patchett, and the bestselling illustrator of the Fancy Nancy series, Robin Preiss Glasser, comes a hilarious and heartwarming story about a goat who keeps getting all the blame, but ultimately teaches one family about the importance of honesty and owning up to your mistakes.
The Farmer family has a big problem! Every day their goat escapes, and every day, Mr. Farmer brings him back. So when things start to go awry on the farm, it must be the goat’s fault.
Who’s to blame when Mrs. Farmer’s petunias are trampled?
Or when all the cupcakes for Archie’s party disappear?
And when the whole bucket of paint is spilled?
Of course, everyone blames the goat! But is it really his fault?
Find out in this epic collaboration between Ann Patchett and Robin Preiss Glasser, who create this perfect picture book about telling the truth.