The Nanny Goat wants kids more than anything in the world. When she can't have any of her own, she adopts one instead, but he's different to the others. One by one, the other kids start to go missing, and everyone blames the Nanny Goat's Kid. Has he really eaten them? Or are the others just trying to make a scapegoat out of him?


Jeanne Willis is one of the most successful children's picture book authors. She also writes for television and video companies, and has two children. Amongst her many other prize-winning books, sha has written Who's in the Loo? which was shortlisted for the Nottingham Children's Book Award, won the Red House Picture Book Award and was the overall winner at the Sheffield Children's Book Award.

Tony Ross has been highly acclaimed and is in great demand as a children's book illustrator. His books are published all over the world. He lives in Oxfordshire.


Tony Ross’s illustrations of the gossiping village goats dressed in track suits are just priceless.

ABC Magazine

A dream team of writer and illustrator.

The Times

A wacky vividly illustrated book that is going to engender so much discussion!

The School Librarian

A wonderfully funny and touching story of friendship from the comic wordsmith Jeanne Willis and brilliantly brought to life with wacky and laugh-out-loud illustrations from Tony Ross.


Strong themes of family values, acceptance and tolerance are all explored with humour and pathos in this witty tale of the power of mother love from the popular writer and illustrator team Ross and Willis.


Recommended. Jeanne Willis has a way with words and Tony Ross’ illustrations are as delightful as ever.

The Bookbag

Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, 2011

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Children's Book Award

Tony Ross and Jeanne Willis at their comic best.

The Telegraph

That dynamic duo, Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross, will make you laugh

Families Magazine

Wacky and crazy . . . this nicely rounded tale will become a favourite


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