The Goat with Many Coats tells the true story of Prospect, a rescued goat who came to live with Leanne Lauricella, the goat mama behind Goats of Anarchy. Discover the sweet story of Prospect, a tiny goat who found his forever home at Goats of Anarchy, a farm for rescued animals. When Prospect first arrives at his new home, everything feels big to the little goat, and he wonders how he will ever fit in! But with the help of a caring pig named Piney and a collection of colorful coats, Prospect makes a farmful of new friends and learns what it means to be part of a family. The perfect tale to inspire and delight animal lovers, The Goat with Many Coats pairs beautiful illustrations and real-life photos of Prospect the goat with a truly heartwarming tale readers of all ages will adore.
About the Author
Leanne Lauricella knew nothing about animal sanctuary life when she left New York City for the wilds of New Jersey. She started her Instagram account @goatsofanarchy in 2014, shortly after getting her first two goats, Jax and Opie. Over 570,000 Instagram followers and three Webby Awards later, Goats of Anarchy has evolved into a non-profit organization that teaches acceptance and inclusion and provides special-needs goats a happy and loving forever home. Today, Leanne somehow finds time to write about everyday life at her sanctuary while caring for her goat family. She shares with the world her goats' inspiring stories in the books Goats of Anarchy and Peace, Love, Goats of Anarchy and the children’s books Polly and Her Duck Costume, The Goat with Many Coats, Piney the Goat Nanny, and Angel and Her Wonderful Wheels. Goats of Anarchy wall calendars provide a daily reminder of these inspiring stories. www.goatsofanarchy.com Instagram: @goatsofanarchy Facebook: @thegoatsofanarchy
Born in a tiny town in the hills of Pennsylvania, Jill Howarth always wanted to be an artist. She graduated from Penn State University with a degree in graphic design and entered the corporate design world. As a senior designer and then art director at Hasbro Toys, she occasionally embellished product packaging with fun little drawings. More requests for these illustrations came her way and before she knew it, she was doing more drawing and less layout design. After leaving corporate life to start a family, she began freelancing, pursuing her passion for hand lettering and illustrating for the children's market with clients such as American Greetings, Hallmark, Klutz, Penguin, Pottery Barn Teen, Scholastic, and more. Presently, she lives just west of Boston.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"The Goat with Many Coats" is a true story. A little goat, and I mean micro-little, only one pound at birth, is born on a cold December night. He is orphaned and sad because he does not have a family. Luckily for him he is rescued by Leanne Lauricella, sometimes called "Goat Mama". She drives him to her farm and lovingly raises there. She names him Prospect. The little fellow can fit into a teacup and needs not only tender-loving-care but warmth too. Piney, a kind and wise house pig, snuggles with Prospect by the fire the first night. Curled up together they find contentment and happiness as Piney shares her piggy body heat. The next morning Leanne observes that the poor little guy is shivering and feeling cold. His new caretaker has an ingenious idea... she gives him a top-coat to wear. Once on, Prospect feels like a brand-new goat. He appears to feel empowered and full of self-confidence ... and best of all... he feels warm. He is so happy with his new coat. He ends up with a whole wardrobe full coats which he proudly touts throughout his day. He grows quickly and sadly outgrows his coats of many styles and colours. Eventually he meets the other animals on the farm and is delighted when he is accepted by them and becomes their friend. His coat grows in thick and luscious and is his pride and joy because it is his very own. This is a story about hope, friendship, acceptance, encouragement and unconditional love. Prospect's story is inspirational and perfect for a Christmas gift. I love at the end of the book when actual photos of Prospect are displayed. This book will encourage readers to support animal rescue efforts and give children insight into orphaned, injured and malformed critters that desperately want and need a forever loving home. Being an animal lover myself I highly, highly recommend this book.