Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Leo Statts
Publisher: Abdo Zoom
Goats live in the wild, but are also kept by people. Their hooves allow them to climb without slipping, which is one of their unique characteristics. Most goats are back, brown, or white. Some have spots or markings on them. Goats have horns and beards. They eat leaves, grass, grain, hay, and salt. People use goats for their milk and their meat. They can be friendly enough to keep as a pet! While male goats are called billy goats, females are called nannies and baby goats are called kids.
This book will be enjoyed by children who are interested in animals and scientific facts. There are many nonfiction text features, including headings, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. The glossary includes words such as hooves, marking, kid, and grain. There are clear, vibrant photographs on every page. It is geared toward a younger audience with its big text, large quantity of photographs, and only a sentence or two on each page. This book includes access to online resources as well, so children can find more information about many different kinds of animals.