This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
If your mother told you that you were a goat, would you believe her? Even if she’d been telling you the same thing since the time you were born? Well, MerryLyn’s a chicken and her mother has told her since she hatched that she was a goat. But, after exploring the farmyard and meeting all kinds of different animals, including a goat, MerryLyn is distraught to think that her mother had been lying all along. After all, don’t we trust what our mothers tell us? But, what if the name 'goat' was a nickname? Or an acronym for something sweet and nice?
Andi Cann’s picture book story, The Chicken Who Thought She Was a Goat, is a delightful story for young readers. Told in third person narrative and accompanied by colorful and imaginative illustrations, this story follows a baby chick’s journey into the world and discovering who she really is: more than a goat, for sure. The author loves to play with words, giving the various farmyard animals ingenious names like Git Yer for the goat who really was a goat and Don Key Hotey, a play on the adventurous fictional character of Don Quixote while at the same time making the name almost sound like what he was, the very wise donkey. Tension rises in the plot as MerryLyn greets one farmyard creature after another and each one proclaiming surprise that she thinks she’s a goat. The climax is reached with the revelation of what MerryLyn’s mother really means and it’s a compassionate ending that will have every mother and child in tears. A charming story.