By: Bill Condon
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: University of Queensland Press
Published: 30 Apr 2018
ISBN: 9780702260001


When best friends Rory and Trang become the proud owners of a nanny goat, she turns out to be quite a hoof-ful! Jellybean likes escaping, eating everything under the sun and keeping the neighbours awake at night. Still, the boys think she's the best goat in the world. Especially when she gives them a surprise bigger than they could have ever imagined!


When next door neighbours and best friends Rory and Trang convince their parents that they can look after a goat, they are in for some trouble and some fun.

But this is more than just a story about a goat! The boys have a wonderful friendship and their close ties to each other and their families really shines through.

But Jellybean the goat proves to be full of challenges, and this tests their friendship. With some help from their loving and supportive families, they realise the value of the bond that they have.

This is a great read about the responsibilities of owing a pet, learning about compromise and the importance of friends and family.

This is a perfect read for younger to middle primary readers.

Reviewed by Sam

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