Friday, February 8, 2013

G is for Goat

 Photo by Jonathan Segel. Buy his music here.

Here are three of my favorite goat books:

 Polacco, Patricia, and Patricia L. Gauch. G Is for Goat. New York, N.Y: Philomel Books, 2003. Print. 
Genre: Picture Book
Subgenre: Alphabet Book 
Goodness gracious . . . it's an all-goat alphabet book by the author of Pink and Say!

Block, Francesca L. Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 1992. Print. 
Genre: Young Adult Literature
Subgenre: Magical Realism for Teens
Cherokee Bat and Witch Baby start a psychedelic rock band called The Goat Guys. This is the third book in Francesca Lia Block's critically acclaimed Dangerous Angels series

Galdone, Paul, and Peter C. Asbjr̈nsen. The Three Billy Goats Gruff. New York: Clarion Press, 1973. Print. 
 Genre: Folklore
Subgenre: Eat Me When I'm Fatter Story
"Once upon a time there were three Billy Goats. They lived in a valley and the names of all three Billy Goats was ‘Gruff." Read more about this classic tale in Anita Silvey's Children's Book-A-Day Almanac.

Baker, Keith. Big Fat Hen. San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1994. Print. 
Genre: Picture Book
Subgenre: Eat Me When I'm Fatter Story
It doesn't have anything to do with goats, but Big Fat Hen is my favorite "eat me when I'm fatter" story. It's quite suspenseful and always gets a big laugh at storytime.

ps. "Eat Me When I'm Fatter" is an official subgenre of folk literature: