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Billy Whiskers: The Autobiography Of A Goat (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)
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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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!
Mar 07, 2011 Jessica rated it it was ok · review of another edition
Recommended to Jessica by: Kindle
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.
Apr 27, 2016 Peggy rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
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.
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.More about Frances Trego Montgomery...