Friendship can come from the most unexpected places. Any children’s book that helps kids be accepting of others is a five-star in my mind!
Goat Girl lives on a boring, mundane farm where everything is extremely ordinary. Goat Girl is NOT ordinary. She likes adventure and trying new things. When she runs into Merle, she thinks he’s a cowboy because he’s a COW and a BOY. Merle, however, does not want to be called a cowboy. Goat Girl refuses to give up on pulling Merle out of his shell, and the two of them become quite the adorable pair.
My kids and I absolutely loved this story. Goat Girl is so full of energy and fun, she’s easy to love. She’s silly, and creates a fun-filled story that we’ll continue to read over and over. Merle is the epitome of grumpy. I kept envisioning him as this grumpy old man that was continually bothered by this energetic young kid.
With Goat Girl’s consistent refusal to accept that Merle isn’t a cowboy, she is able to pull Merle out of his funk. It’s adorable to see how the two of them become friends as the story progresses.
The illustrations in this one are great! I loved the bright colors and the extra details throughout the pages. There is a lot to look at and enjoy on each page!
Overall, I loved this one! It’s an easy to understand story that my kids were captivated by. I highly recommend it!
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend