Once Upon a Goat

Once Upon a Goat

A twisted fairy tale about a king and queen who wish for a child of their own…and end up with a baby goat. Perfect for readers of Children Make Terrible Pets and Wolfie the Bunny.

Once upon a time, a very prim and proper king and queen begged their fairy godmother for a child. They’d prefer a boy, with glowing skin, bright eyes, and two roses for lips…but any kid will do. When they find themselves gifted with a baby goat (also known as a kid) instead, they can’t imagine how he’ll fit into their lives. But of course, it isn’t long before he’s part of the royal family.

Readers will delight in this story’s hilarity, confusion, and celebration of families that come in every shape and size.

Title:Once Upon a Goat
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781524773748
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    Once Upon a Goat Reviews

  • La Coccinelle

    This is a rather silly story about a king and queen who wish for a child ("Yes, but where would we put it?" asked the king. "Next to the vase on the hearth, naturally," replied the queen.) and end up ...

  • Erin Buhr

    Oh this is the kind of picture book my kids love most. From the moment you notice the little chewed corner of the first page you know this is going to be a good one. It starts with a fairy tale like p...

  • Bea

    Absolutely adorable. Cute, sweet but not sickly, story about love, family, adoption, and acceptance....

  • Billie

    I started laughing on page two and didn't stop. I called a co-worker over to read it with me and we were both laughing out loud. This was a lovely, delightful treat of a book with a perfect, sweet (if...

  • Brindi Michele

    This is freaking PRECIOUS on a stick! I want a "kid" right now!!! This silly little story just melted my heart....

  • Amity

    Why hasn't a fairy godmother left me a bunch of baby goats on my doorstep? Life is unfair.UPDATE: Eric Barclay, author/illustrator extraordinaire and illustrator of this particular book, liked this re...

  • Abigail

    A king and queen, childless but longing to start a family, ask their Fairy Godmother for help, assuring her that "any kid" will do. When a little goat shows up on their doorstep, they are at first dis...

  • Rachel

    This book had my attention with the goat bitten inside cover page, and then it just continued to delight me. A king and queen ask their fairy godmother for a kid - "any kid will do"- and end up with a...

  • Becky

    First sentence: Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, a king and queen wished for a child.Premise/plot: A king and queen wish for a child with hilarious results. Their fairy godmother makes a slight...

  • Kareena

    Adorable and silly with a great message about love and family. ...