cover image Beatrice's Goat

Beatrice's Goat

Page McBrier. Aladdin Paperbacks, $7.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-689-86990-7

PW called ""an uplifting picture book"" inspired by actual events, a girl longs to attend school but instead must tend to her younger siblings and help her mother in the fields. Everything starts to change when the family receives a goat. ""Sunny acrylic paintings capture the hues of dusty thatched huts and verdant banana groves of the African landscape."" Ages 4-8. (July)