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Billy Whiskers: The Autobiography Of A Goat (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)

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Frances Trego Montgomery, who also wrote as F. G. Wheeler (1858-1925) was an American author. Her works include: The Wonderful Electric Elephant (1903), Billy Whiskers: The Autobiography of a Goat (1903), Billy Whiskers' Kids (1903), On a Lark to the Planets (1904), Billy Whiskers, Jr. (1904), Billy Whiskers Friends (1906), Billy Whiskers, Jr. and His Chums (1907), Billy W ...more
Paperback, 116 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Dodo Press (first published June 1st 1969)
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Heidi
Dec 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HILARIOUS! If you have goats or love goats or even if you despise goats, you must read this book. My daughter (9 yo) reads parts of it over and over and can never keep a straight face. What an accurate portrayal of goat mischief!
Dane Peterson
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh that Billy Whiskers!

I'm afraid if I don't give it five stars, Billy might ram down my door and hook me just like he did to about the half the characters in the book. I'm not saying those guys didn't deserve it, but...
Jessica
Mar 07, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jessica by: Kindle
Shelves: fiction, juv-and-ya
Doesn't hold up very well over time. Feels very "and then, and then, and then" when really its just the same old scenario that Billy keeps getting into again and again. Might be good to read aloud to young listeners as individual stories but not presented as a chapter book. Definitely some silly stuff youngsters will enjoy but overall just feels way to long. Would really be more fun re-printed as a picture book.
Peggy
This is a really cute book, highly enjoyable, especially for goat lovers. Each chapter is a short story in itself that stands alone for a quick read, perhaps a bedtime story. Although seemingly directed at children, it holds charm and old-fashioned quaint ways and illustrations that will delight adults as well.
Mhwenglinsky
Apr 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
I had a few of these books as a child (I think my father had had them as a boy in the 20's) and thought that they were hilarious. My son (8) thinks they're a hoot, too.
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Frances Trego Montgomery said that she got the ideas for her books by inviting groups of children to her house “between dinner and their bed time.” Together they would spin yarns and develop stories. Her book, The Wonderful Electric Elephant (1903), is considered the first science fiction novel for children.
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