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Catch That Goat!: A Counting Tale from Nigeria



Ayoka has been left in charge of the family goat, but within minutes it has vanished! As Ayoka searches the streets of town, she sees how much trouble a runaway goat can cause among the market stalls. One thing after another disappears, and when Ayoka finally catches up with the goat, she finds more than she had bargained for. Polly Alakija's bright, detailed illustrations perfectly capture the vibrant bustle of a Nigerian street market. Children will enjoy counting the missing items as they help Ayoka find the goat on each page. Boisterously funny and authentic, Catch that Goat! is a unique find!

  • Author and Illustrator: Polly Alakija
  • Why we love it: One of our favourite cultural stories. We love the humorous storyline and counting theme, the detailed Nigerian market scene illustrations and the cultural explanation section at the end of the book. An absolute winner!
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Reading Level: 2-6
  • Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.3 x 27.2 cm
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