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Goat's Boat Won't Float

A Goat & Turkey Story

32 pages
The Little Press

For fans of Mo Willems' Elephant & Piggie comes A Goat & Turkey Story, a new unlikely friendship.

What happens when a fainting goat befriends a nervous turkey? Lots of fainting fun! - CLUNK!

When Goat and Turkey go to buy oats, Goat loads too many oats into his boat, and it begins to sink! When a nearby tugboat tries to help, not even Goat's signature earmuffs can save him from Turkey's nervous antics.

Toot! Toot!


Goat's Boat Won't Float celebrates the awkward yet sincere friendship between a fainting Goat who topples over when scared—CLUNK!—and an excitable Turkey who can't help but cause trouble.

Kids will laugh out loud with this first book in a new series celebrating friendships of opposites!
(inspired by a real fainting goat!)

Author Bio
Kim A. Larson won the Ann Whitford Paul award for most promising picture book manuscript in 2021. She was a PB Party finalist in 2022, and a finalist in the Great American Think-Off in 2016. She’s written full-time since 2010 and has a dozen short stories and poems published in regional anthologies. She's an active member of SCBWI, Julie Hedlund’s 12x12 Picture Book Challenge, and two critique groups. Her grandchildren’s fainting goats inspired this story. She lives in Minnesota.

Gozde Eyce is a published illustration artist based in the Netherlands. Gozde finds inspiration in the nature all living creatures reminding us to slow down & reconnect with our roots. She specializes in editorial illustrations, children book illustrations, and custom projects for brands with an authentic mindset.