The Goggle Eyed Goats
Old Al Haji Amadu had three wives, seven children – and five extremely naughty goggle-eyed goats that munched and gobbled and chewed whatever they could find. One day, enough was enough, they had to go! But getting rid of these troublesome goats proved to be harder than Al Haji could ever have imagined…
Joyful and dotty, how Old Al Haji Amadu tries to get rid of his five naughty goggle-eyed goats – and fails – is the ultimate triumph of pester power. — Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading4Kids
This is a fabulous children’s book — The Book Bag
The book’s rumbustious, rhythmical feel for language, packed with internal rhymes, makes it a pleasure to read aloud, and the colourful pictures of the Amadu family and their surroundings have the unselfconscious charm of primitive art…One of the best new picture books published this year — Amanda Craig, The Times
I thought it would be interesting to do a blog series entitled The Making of a Picture Book, detailing the process Christopher and I went through to create The Goggle-Eyed Goats. Here are the links to the various parts:
The Making of a Picture Book Part One: Plot
The Making of a Picture Book Part Two: Character
The Making of a Picture Book Part Three: Language
The Making of a Picture Book Part Four: Illustration
The Making of a Picture Book Part Five: Synergy
Don’t Spill the Milk
Over the uppy downy dunes, across the dark wide river, and up the steep steep mountain, Penda lovingly carries a bowl of milk to her father in the grasslands. But will she manage to get it there without spilling a single drop?
In shops: March 2013.