Billy and Goat at the State Fair by Dan Yaccarino

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Two best friends visit the state fair in this tale of courage and corn dogs!
Billy and Goat are best friends, but they have different styles. Billy likes to smell the roses—Goat likes to eat them! So it’s no surprise that they have different ideas of how to enjoy the state fair.
For Billy, the crowds and the noise are pretty intimidating. He’s happy to wait in the livestock pens until the best-goat contest begins. But Goat’s not one to sit when he could run. Faster than you can say butter sculpture, Goat’s out of the pen and leading Billy on a merry chase past rides, games, contests, and exhibits. When Billy finally catches up to him—on the biggest float of the parade!—he’s relieved, but also amazed. The fair is awesome! They may have missed Goat’s chance to win best in show, but for Billy it’s never been more clear—his best friend is the best goat ever!

About Dan Yaccarino

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Dan Yaccarino is an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator with more than 30 books to his credit. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
Published June 30, 2015 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A shy lad and his horned, adventurous best buddy take in the state fair. The lights! The rides! The corn dogs!

Jun 16 2015 | Read Full Review of Billy and Goat at the State Fair

PreS-Gr 2—Billy and Goat are the best of friends, in spite of their differences. (Billy prefers reading adventure stories, while Goat seeks out real-life adventures.) When the state fair arrives, they enter the Best Goat competition. No sooner do the duo settle into the stall than Goat takes off,...

Oct 01 2015 | Read Full Review of Billy and Goat at the State Fair

PreS-Gr 1—The DVD version of Dan Yaccarino's picture book (Random, 2015) is enhanced by the upbeat music befitting a visit to the fair. The simple story follows Billy and his prized yet nameless goat on their adventures. When Billy sees a billboard advertising the state fair and learns that there...

Sep 01 2015 | Read Full Review of Billy and Goat at the State Fair

K-Gr 2—Billy (a boy) and Goat (a goat) are great friends and enjoy spending time together, though they do things very differently. The boy is content to read about adventure but Goat wants to live it. Billy likes the fragrance of flowers but Goat likes the taste. They both get excited about atten...

Jun 01 2015 | Read Full Review of Billy and Goat at the State Fair