Goat's Coat

Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Ages 5 & Under
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This charmingly illustrated rhyming picture book about Alfonzo, a goat with a very special coat, celebrates the power of kindness and friendship.

Let me tell you the tale of Alfonzo the goat,

who was terribly proud of his lovely new coat.
Alfonzo was happy; he pranced and he skipped.
Then he heard a sad noise, croaking out of a ditch.

Alfonzo couldn't be happier. He just got an amazing new coat, and he feels like a million dollars. But when he discovers some creatures in need of help, will Alfonzo be able to give up his treasured possession to save the day?

This great big hug of a book shows that kindness is definitely the best recipe.

Awards for Tom Percival
Herman's Letter--A Kids' Indie Next List Pick
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About the author

Tom Percival is a writer, artist, video producer and musician. Tom also writes and illustrates his own picture books, including Herman's Letter, Herman's Vacation, Bubble Trouble, and Perfectly Norman. Tom lives in Stroud, England, with his partner and their two children.

www.tom-percival.com
@TomPercivalsays

Christine Pym studied Illustration for Children's Publishing at the North East Wales School of Art and Design and has been working professionally ever since. The Tail of the Whale was shortlisted for the Booktrust Early Years Award. Christine loves books, folk art, old things, wildlife watching and walks in the countryside. These are all inspirations for her work. She lives at the Post Office and General Store which she helps run with her partner in a lovely little village in Staffordshire, UK.

www.christinepym.com
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Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Published on
Dec 4, 2018
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Pages
32
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ISBN
9781681199030
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Animals / General
Juvenile Fiction / Clothing & Dress
Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
Juvenile Nonfiction / Concepts / General
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