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In the Choat family, you never have to look hard to find a culprit. Missing TV remote? Blame the goat! Lost coat? Keys in the moat? Broken boat? Blame the goat! But don't be surprised if the goat doesn't take it lying down. In this hilarious, rhyme-happy picture book, children will love to pore over the funny illustrations, picking up clues that all is not as it seems betIn the Choat family, you never have to look hard to find a culprit. Missing TV remote? Blame the goat! Lost coat? Keys in the moat? Broken boat? Blame the goat!But don't be surprised if the goat doesn't take it lying down. In this hilarious, rhyme-happy picture book, children will love to pore over the funny illustrations, picking up clues that all is not as it seems between Jimmy Choat and the goat, Petunia P. Oat. Because Petunia knows who's really to blame, and before long the whole family will too!...

Title : Scapegoat: The Story of a Goat Named Oat and a Chewed-Up Coat
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ISBN : 9781599904689
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Scapegoat: The Story of a Goat Named Oat and a Chewed-Up Coat Reviews

  • Shanshad Whelan
    2018-11-19 17:09

    Unpleasant characters, unbelievably incessant rhymes and a plot arc that doesn't seem to accomplish anything. The main boy character who blames everything on the goat, is thoroughly unpleasant and nasty and doesn't own up to anything until the neighbor who speaks goat happens to translate. Makes the parents out to be very gullible, the child out to be a monster and nobody really learns that lying or blaming someone for their own doings might be a bad idea. It's not really pleasant or silly enough to be fun or ethical enough to be educational.

  • Jenn Swanson
    2018-12-07 15:06

    A boy who places the blame on anything that he isn't supposed to do on his pet goat. The goat tries to explain herself but unfortunately no one in the house speaks goat. The illustrations were amazing and the story was interesting. Would recommend.

  • Kelly Warren
    2018-11-22 16:46

    A funny, interesting, strange, and useful book. I enjoyed reading and it quickly became one of my favorites

  • T
    2018-11-17 17:01

    Cute way to talk to kids about lying.

  • Elizabeth S
    2018-11-22 14:00

    Fun, clever, weird, and useful. Useful you say? Yes, useful. Every kid needs a goat to blame things on. And most of us adults need one too. This book will teach you how to effectively use that goat. (Note that effectiveness is not guaranteed for life.) Also useful if you ever want to list all the words in the English language that rhyme with "goat." Seriously, I am sure Mr. Hale did an exhaustive search. Which adds wonders for the humor of the book, if you are in the right mood. Gets a little tongue-twistery to read out loud, however. (By the way, Mr. Hale should have a competition to see if people can find true rhymes for "goat" that aren't used in the book.)I, uh, *love* the ending.

  • Barbara
    2018-12-09 15:04

    Time after time, the mischevious Jimmy Choat blames his misdoings on someone else, the family's pet goat. Patsy Petunia Goat tries to tell Jimmy's mother and father the truth, but they can't speak her language, and Jimmy gets away with murder. Petunia keeps getting blamed, and she grows angrier and angrier at the injustice of it all. When a kindly neighbor who speaks Goat finds Petunia with a shaved throat, the truth comes out, and Jimmy gets his just desserts. This book is filled with different versions of the whole story, all wrapped up in rhymes. Plus, it's great fun to read aloud. The digital painting and collage Photoshop illustrations reveal the escalating war between goat and boy, and readers will enjoy the expressions on the faces of both in this tale of good and bad behavior.

  • Heidi-Marie
    2018-12-11 18:57

    A silly story with more words than I would have thought on my own which rhyme with "goat." I certainly don't like the character of Jimmy. Quite a brat and I'm glad in the end someone understood Petunia so the truth could out. I love that Petunia's words don't rhyme. I like the very, very end, though--a fun smile. A bit of humor that makes me roll my eyes, but right up the alley for kids--especially boys. Probably be all right in a school-age storytime. Preschool, maybe. A very slight maybe.My favorite part of the book would be the goat. But that really isn't too surprising.

  • Milo
    2018-11-22 16:06

    **UPDATE** I love this book even more now. I ESPECIALLY love the pictures where there is goo in the mama's bag and Jimmy gets gas. I went to my first book reading with Scapegoat. Dean, the person who wrote the story read it to us and a girl in the store showed up pictures. They even brought in a little goat. I got to feed and pet the goat in front of the book store. I like it when Mama and Papa make goat voice when they read the goat's words. I also like to see the picture of green goo with the purse. I have my very own signed copy. :)

  • Adam Schuch
    2018-12-01 15:42

    This is a very fun phonemic book. The book is filled with rhymes. The story is very funny and it creates interesting conversation about what is really going on in the story. Did the goat do the things or is the main character simply blaming the goat? Along with that this book could be very helpful introducing rimes. Goat, coat, boat, oat and many more help to illustrate and articulate certain phonemic rules. I like the balance between entertainment and educational purpose.

  • Elisabeth
    2018-12-14 10:51

    one of these tricky stories about telling the truth (or not). Will be great for pre-school and older kids who will totally get it, but holding off reading it to a little one until the idea of truth/lies is a more secure concept in their development might be a good idea. The goats indignant face throughout made me laugh aloud and the fact that when she spoke, it didn't rhyme was funny too. The surprise at the end was a clever way to end the story.

  • Ariel Cummins
    2018-12-10 17:48

    Cute little book about a boy who blames all the things he does wrong on the family's pet goat (get it -- scapegoat? Eh? Eh?). Until the neighbor, who speaks the language of goats, speaks up!The art has a faux-retro feel, and is fun and bright. This weird little story would make a pretty good read along for lower-elementary kids because of the heavy rhyming and sillyness of the story.

  • Heather
    2018-11-25 19:09

    Wow, not a favorite. I had to seriously question what I was thinking putting this on hold. Turns out I didn't, my daughter grabbed it off a shelf. I have to say I really didn't need to know EVERY word that rhymed with goat but now I do. It got an extra star for "Who blew their nose in my tote?" With a visual. Ewwww hahahaha.... That was the highlight. Meds I say more?

  • Christy
    2018-11-27 12:59

    In the Choat family, you never have to look hard to find a culprit. Missing TV remote? Blame the goat! Lost coat? Keys in the moat? Broken boat? Blame the goat!But don't be surprised if the goat doesn't take it lying down. In this hilarious, rhyme-happy picture book, children will love to pore over the funny illustrations, picking up clues that all is not as it seems bet

  • Leona
    2018-12-04 16:51

    so much fun! little boy keeps blaming a goat for everything he does wrong, until the truth is found out. the rhyming text is great and the pictures even more fun with the poor goat trying to tell the truth.

  • Sarah
    2018-12-05 17:54

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  • Angela
    2018-12-09 15:03

    LOVED this picture book! Great text and illustrations! My girls love it as well. I know it will quickly become a regular bed-time story.

  • Elizabeth
    2018-12-09 13:48

    Adorable, fun, and with plenty of tongue twisters.

  • Karen
    2018-12-12 19:01

    Fun book to read with kids. The author is Shannon Hale's husband (remember The Princess Academy?). We went to King's English bookstore for the book signing.

  • Greta
    2018-11-24 10:50

    It's certainly quirky. My kids loved it!

  • Bethe
    2018-11-29 18:56

    Trying too hard to rhyme everything with oat, a little mean spirited and unappealing illustrations.

  • Jessica
    2018-12-02 19:01

    One of my boys most favorite bed time books!

  • Allison
    2018-11-13 13:55

    me thinks Jimmy got off light for all those bad deeds and lies.

  • Jessica
    2018-11-16 12:49

    Hilarious! So much fun to read aloud, and both the 7yo and 3yo loved it!

  • Donalyn
    2018-11-22 14:51

    If you can't say something nice...

  • Angela
    2018-11-23 18:59

    This book is so funny.

  • Oona
    2018-11-27 14:46

    cute rhymes, with the moral of not blaming others for problems.

  • Peacegal
    2018-12-05 10:53

    You can't go wrong with goat stories. This is a cute little book with a surprise ending.

  • Kelli
    2018-12-05 16:52

    This rhyming story about a boy who blames his seemingly-hapless goat for all of his own bad behavior has a fun plot and an ending that makes this a good read-aloud for preschoolers or kindergarten.

  • Mary Lee
    2018-11-25 19:02

    Rhyme for the sake of rhyme and an unbelievable ending.

  • Amy
    2018-11-28 18:03

    Great storytime book--hysterical.