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The Nanny Goat's Kid

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Published by Andersen, part of Andersen

Illustrated by Tony Ross

Format: Hardback


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EAN: 9781849390361
Published: 29 Apr 2010


About the book


There was once a Nanny Goat who wanted kids more than anything in the world, but she couldn't have any of her own. Adopting seems like the perfect solution, but the kid she adopts is different to the others - in fact, he's a tiger cub!
But the Nanny Goat doesn't care. When her mistrustful sisters kick her kid out of the herd, she resolutely stands by him, and her trust in him is repaid when he saves not just her but also his cousins from becoming a hungry tiger's dinner!

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What the critics say

Tony Ross and Jeanne Willis at their comic best.
- The Telegraph

Tony Ross's illustrations of the gossiping village goats dressed in track suits are just priceless.

A wonderfully funny and touching story of friendship from the comic wordsmith Jeanne Willis and brilliantly brought to life with wacky and laugh-out-loud illustrations from Tony Ross.
- Lovereading4kids

Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2011
- The CILIP Kate Greenaway Children's Book Award

A wacky vividly illustrated book that is going to engender so much discussion!
- The School Librarian

Strong themes of family values, acceptance and tolerance are all explored with humour and pathos in this witty tale of the power of mother love from the popular writer and illustrator team Ross and Willis.
- Booktrust

A dream team of writer and illustrator.

- The Times

Recommended. Jeanne Willis has a way with words and Tony Ross' illustrations are as delightful as ever.
- Sue Magee, The Bookbag

That dynamic duo, Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross, will make you laugh
- Families Magazine

Wacky and crazy . . . this nicely rounded tale will become a favourite
- Carousel

About the Author

Jeanne Willis is one of the most successful children's picture book authors. She also writes for television and video companies, and has two children.
Tony Ross has been highly acclaimed and is in great demand as a children's book illustrator. His books are published all over the world. He lives in Nottingham.

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