Catch That Goat!
Learn more about Nigeria and the Yoruba language with this new extended edition! Now includes seven additional pages of maps and cultural information. Ayoka has been left in charge of the family goat, but within minutes it has vanished! As Ayoka searches the streets of town, she sees how much trouble a runaway goat can cause among the market stalls. One thing after another...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Barefoot Books
(first published July 1st 2002)
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Mar 31, 2014 Katrina Cole rated it 4 of 5 stars
I love the illustrations in this book by author/illustrator Polly Alakija. She really captures the look and feel of Nigerian culture and society. This is a fun book for preschool learners. It could be used for counting practice and introducing the concept of subtraction. Fun for a mischievous goat theme as well.
This colorful counting book tells the story of a young Nigerian girl entrusted to care for her family's goat. Each page of the book shows the goat creating havoc as Ayoka chases behind, asking a member of her village, "have you seen my goat?" only to be told again and again, No Ayoka, but I"m missing _____ whatever the number of items they are missing. At the end the entire village finds their missing items and Ayoka finds her goat, but not before her Mama! Delightful. Another Barefoot Books pub...more
Jun 12, 2013 Antonia rated it 5 of 5 stars
What beautiful colors this book has. I love the pictures and the realistic qualities of the drawings. It is also a great book to use for counting backward. My mom read this book to my niece and it is a great book to use when setting up a "what will happen next" moment for children or foretelling the story.
My son really likes this goat. He absolutely loves counting down, and he is interested in labeling the items that the goat takes. He picked this book up at the library, and now I am thinking that I may have to find it to purchase because he wants me to read it over, and over, and over.