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Richards, Dan

Once upon a Goat

(2) K-3 Illustrated by Eric Barclay. A faraway kingdom's royal couple wishes for a child but instead receives a chaos-causing baby goat. When the mistake's discovered, the king and queen welcome their human baby and the goat's parents: "Not exactly the family we wished for," says the king. "No," replies the queen. "Better." There's much humor in the interaction between the text and the appealing cartoony art; the expanded definition of family is a bonus.


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