Title: Scapegoat: The Story of a Goat Named Oat and a Chewed-Up Coat
Author: Dean Hale
Illustrator: Michael Slack
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books
Release Date: June 21, 2011
Size: 32 pages, 9×11, hardcover
Genre: Picture Book
This book is not eligible for a Whitney Award.
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 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!