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Another glorious romp from the duo behind Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog.

There was once a Nanny Goat who wanted kids more than anything in the world, but she couldn't have any of her own. Adopting seems like the perfect solution, but the kid she adopts is different to the others – in fact, he’s a lion cub!

But the Nanny Goat doesn’t care. When her mistrustful sisters kick her kid out of the herd, she resolutely stands by him, and her trust in him is repaid when he saves not just her but also his cousins from becoming a hungry tiger’s dinner!


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.

Sue Magee, 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

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    August 1, 2011


    32 pages

    RRP $19.99

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