THE POLKA-DOT GOAT by Louis-Illus. Slobodkin


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The author-illustrator of numerous picture books has chosen Delhi as the setting for his latest about a little boy and his pet goat. Sham Babu's favorite goat is the youngest in his father's herd. Although nobody will buy the tiny animal, Sham's father refuses to let the boy keep him. When sham discovers that the little goat likes to dance to his flute music, he decorates his pet with pink polka dots and a wreath of flowers. Their performance is so popular that they become a leading attraction at the main dining room of a big hotel. The illustrations, done in Slobodkin's typical style, include some delightful Indian portraits. It's a simple little story but told with flair.

Pub Date: Oct. 19th, 1964
Publisher: Macmillan