The Goat of Many Colors
Author: Cuyler Black
|"Gus the goat discovers he loves to dive. The other goats think that’s odd. Then someone makes a mistake and paints Gus’s hair. Now the goats like him. But is it the paint that makes him special? This creative twist to the story of Joseph and his colorful coat teaches that God gives each person special gifts. "|
Author and illustrator Cuyler Black uses his unique brand of humor to tell the story of a goat who isn't sure where he belongs. Join narrators Flamingo and Anteater as they tell an offbeat story of a goat who doesn’t quite fit in. When Gus the goat accepts his unusual talent as a gift from God, he is blessed with many friends.
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Target Age Group: 04 to 08
Physical Info: 0.12" H x 7.98" L x 7.96" W (0.21 lbs) 32 pages
Carton Quantity: 80
US SRP: 4.99 US
Pub Date: July 09, 2010
Critical Praise for The Goat of Many Colors:
This action- and wit-packed riff on the biblical story of Joseph’s coat uses a comics format to painlessly show how being different from one’s herd can be a challenge, a potential power, and a disguise. The bright artwork features a storytelling flamingo and a less-than-patient anteater as the visible and verbal audience to this lively and endearing morality tale within a morality tale. There is no heavyweight theology in this one, but lots of opportunity to discuss insights—as well as puns. — Francisca Goldsmith, Booklist
The Goat of Many Colors is an original interpretation of the well known Bible story of Joseph and the coat of many colors, rethought especially for kids. Narrated by a comic pair of animals, a yakky flamingo and an interrupting anteater, The Goat of Many Colors tells the tale of a diving goat with special gifts who finds his true calling in a herd of wild goats after being rejected because of his differentness by the regular herd. It’s a rollicking tale with a solid faith-reinforcing ending, and every page is crammed with humorous cartoons and funny puns and jokes. The Goat of Many Colors is sure to make kids want to read more Bible stories and be true to themselves and God just to see where all the laughs are coming from. — The Midwest Book Review
- Kids | Read to Me | General
- Children's Book | Children's Fiction, General
- Juvenile Fiction | Religious | General
-Christian life -Humorous stories
- Religious Orientation | Christian
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