Little Apple Goat

Little Apple Goat

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Little Apple Goat is quite unusual - she loves eating fruit. Every year she waits patiently in the orchard for ripe apples, pears or cherries to fall to the ground. And she always spits the pips and stones over the hedge on her way home to her meadow. Plippety plip! On one day in Autumn, a storm blows across the farm and topples all the fruit trees in the orchard. The animals are all very upset, not least Little Apple Goat! But when Spring comes Little Apple Goat notices blossom showing over the top of the hedge. The animals are delighted to have a new orchard, but who could have planted it? Here's a clue: plippety plip! Featuring the same farm setting as used in Pond Goose and Scruff Sheep, Little Apple Goat tells the story of one eccentric little goat and how her actions - literally - bear fruit after a storm destroys the orchard that she loved so much.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 230 x 270 x 9mm | 406g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • in full colour
  • 0192791648
  • 9780192791641

Review Text

Just in time for the autumn apple harvest comes this sweet rustic tale of an ordinary goat - ordinary except for her eating habits, that is. Little Apple Goat eschews the normal goat fare of "last week's leftovers, or Wednesday's washing," in favor of apples, pears and cherries. She trots up to the orchard each fall day to feast, and on her way back home spits the seeds over the hedge. Year follows year, until one day there is a terrible storm that destroys the beloved orchard. But surprise, surprise, Little Apple Goat has sown the seeds of her own happiness (quite literally), and the delighted farm animals enjoy more autumns in a new orchard. Church's watercolor, collage and ink artwork lends a pastoral feel to the illustrations, especially with the flecked-paper backgrounds. Her characters are winsomely appealing with facial expressions to match. This is a delightful addition to autumnal collections. (Picture book. 3-7) (Kirkus Reviews)show more