Friday, April 13, 2012

the goat that went to school



This Friday's book is, "The GOAT that went to School". It is written by Sally R. Francis, illustrated by Jean Tamburine, and published in 1952. I just fell in love with this book when I saw this sweet goat!! Isn't he the cutest!! 


The graphics are beautiful and so sweet!!


The story starts with a sweet little goat named Bucky, playing by himself, because all the other goats are too old to play. 


Bucky gets lonesome, and decides to go down a narrow path in the woods that was overgrown. I love this line, "But Bucky was plucky-he kept right on."


He meets up with what seems like a sweet dog, but the dog was not very nice to Bucky. The dog bites him on the leg, "But Bucky was plucky-he kept right on." 


Bucky continues on, and comes across a farm on fire. He gets too, close and a spark burns his back. "It hurt, too. But Bucky was plucky-he kept right on." 


So, sweet Bucky continues on his journey, and comes to a gate with children playing! All the children scream "A goat, a goat!" and ask they janitor, Mr. Sullivan, to let him in to play! Bucky was so excited, he got a little rough, and knocked the children down. 



Mr. Sullivan, told him to take it easy, and said, "Your name must be Bucky." The teacher came out and wanted to get rid of Bucky, but the children wanted him to stay and play! 


Mr. Sullivan knew that Bucky could learn how to play, so the three of them went inside the school, and when they came out, there stood Bucky, "But what a changed little goat he was! Meek as a lamb now and clean as a whistle."


Bucky played and did everything the children were doing! I love him coming down on the slide!! The children have the sweetest faces, too!!


It was time for the children to go home, and they all waved good-bye! Bucky was hungry so he started to chew on some grass, and chewed all the weeds by the fence. Mr. Sullivan said, "Why, Bucky, you are as a good as a lawn mower!" Look at his sweet face eating the grass!!


Bucky was tired, so he came inside where Mr. Sullivan was, and plops down on the floor. Sweet Bucky was so happy with his new life. He has a warm place to sleep, friends to play with, and good grass to eat. This is what he has always wanted!! 



"It wasn't long until his big eyes began to wink and blink. His chin whiskers didn't move. The little goat was asleep. Lucky little Bucky!" What a sweet little story!! 

Join me for this Friday's Lil'Vintage Story Books with the most lovely Corey.  







26 comments:

  1. Oh my this is adorable! I love goats! And this one is super cute!
    Thanks for dropping by & leaving your sweet comment!!

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    1. I love goats, too!! I can't wait to get some one day!! The Nigerian Dwarf goats are one of the cutest! Have you ever seen one? Have a great weekend!! xo Heather

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  2. There was a man, named Dandelion. Had three red shirts on his clothesline. He bought a goat and tied him hard, right by the neck in his backyard... Sorry, I couldn't help myself, that is a cute goat, as goats go.

    Tammy

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    1. Your funny!! Have a great weekend!! xo Heather

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  3. Awww, what a sweet story. The picture of him curled up to sleep at the end is so cute! I have a soft spot in my heart for goats, as my mother always loved them. She had a goat when she was a little girl (during the depression years) and it was her job to take care of it. It provided their family with milk.

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    1. Oh, how wonderful that your mother had a goat. They are such wonderful milk providers, and incredible animals!! I am sure your mother's goat was a huge blessing for the family during those times! My husband and I are planning to get them once we move into a farm house, hopefully soon!! I can't wait!! Have a lovely weekend! xo Heather

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  4. What a lovely book even as your blog. (little hapinesses)

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    1. Oh, thank you so much!! I am so glad you came by to visit!! I am off to take a sweet visit to your blog!! Have a great weekend! ;) xo Heather

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  5. How sweet is that darling Bucky. Super darling illustrations.

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    1. That Bucky stole my heart!! ;) xo Heather

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  6. I have such a thing for cute 1950's sheep and goats! They are just so sweet, and Bucky is no exception! Thanks for linking up!!

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    1. I know what you mean!! Bucky has stolen my heart, and he brings such a smile to my face!! How cute would he be as a decal!! ;) xo Heather

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  7. You are so right. The goat is darling! I love these old books. They are so sweet...

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    1. Aren't they fun!! I can't wait to read them to my future children!! ;) xo Heather

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  8. That is a darling book...Bucky the goat. How cute are old books. This one is too cute..smiles..Renee

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    1. I was telling Corey how cute Bucky would be as a vintage decal!! :) xo Heather

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  9. Such a sweet little story, and darling book.
    Another one that I'll have to keep an eye out for.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Oh, how these sweet books make me so happy!! Have a wonderful weekend, too!! ;) xo Heather

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  10. The little goat is so sweet. I just love those little books.
    Hugs
    donna

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    1. They are so fun to read, and to collect!! I can't wait to read them to my future children!! ;) Have a lovely weekend!! xo Heather

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  11. What a cute story!! Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Hello sweet Heather! I LOVE this book! I adore vintage children's books and this is one of the sweetest I have ever seen! I love Bucky!!! He is so sweet and adorable! I love goats too! The illustrations and story are both so beautiful! I wish they still made books like this today! Sweet, innocent and a very happy ending!!! Thank you for sharing this treasure! Have a lovely weekend! xo~Paula

    PS~ Love your weekly Bible verse! Exactly what I needed to hear today!!!

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  13. I found this blog by accident when I googled this book (I am trying to resurrect a childhood collection). Thank you for sharing it, and for making so many happy memories for me today.

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  14. I found your blog by accident when I was googling this book (I am trying to resurrect a childhood collection). Thank you so much for sharing it and bringing back many happy memories for me today.

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  15. This was a childhood favorite that my mother used to read to me as a very young child. I never thought to see it again. Thank you for posting every special page.

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