Item description for Goat Tales: The Izzy Journals by Don Collins Tacy Ellis...
Izzy is a cheerful little goat who grows up before the reader's eyes. She finds a home, experiences her first raisin, and encounters poisonous snakes in her little world. She gives birth to her first kid, endures the deaths of friends, and comes to realize that her simple life is meaningful. A natural history section about goats includes the description of different breeds and caprine characteristics, goat folklore and comments about the role of goats in literature, and information on aspects of goatkeeping such as feeding, health, housing, and routine care.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2006
Publisher Bright Sky Press
ISBN 1931721785 ISBN13 9781931721783
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From the mouth of...a goat! Mar 14, 2007
Probably one of the qualities that make domestic animals (dogs, cats, farm animals) domesticable is the fact that they learn how to read humans, they learn their role with humans, and they learn to make sense of situations that involve humans. That's exactly what's going on in Goat Tales: The Izzy Journals. Goat Tales is the true story of Izzy, a little goat that comes to live with a very loving, caring family, and along the way adopts them as her own.
Anyone who's ever owned or watched goats will recognize their antics in this story. Told from Izzy's point of view, readers are provided with descriptions that paint vivid pictures and bring knowing chuckles: "I did that running thing where my hind end passed my front end, and when I went into a spin, I wound up flipping end over end and landing right at Tacy's feet." Izzy grows into a savvy, wise, and honored member of her farm family, and along the way we come to understand a little more about the interconnectedness of all living creatures.
Goat Tales is targeted for young readers between the ages of 8-12, but experienced goat ranchers as well as city folks who like to observe how animals relate to people will also enjoy this book. And it's a must-have for rural school district libraries!