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Don't miss this one!,
This review is from: The Backyard Goat: An Introductory Guide to Keeping and Enjoying Pet Goats, from Feeding and Housing to Making Your Own Cheese (Paperback)
Don't let the childish cover fool you -- this is a well-thought-out book that's jam-packed with useful information and tidbits on goats, ranging from getting to know the breeds and caring for them, to all the fun things one can do with a goat, like teaching them tricks or to pull a cart. Did you know you can teach a goat to smile/laugh?
For people like me who look at the pictures first, the fifteen pages of colored photos of the various breeds of goats are beautiful. The picture of the pack goats on a trek gave me the urge to go on a backpacking trip with a goat or two. There are also many well-done drawings and illustrations throughout the book, along with some vintage photos of people and their goats and proverbs that relate to goats. One of my favorite proverbs in the book is the Finnish one that says "If you're short of trouble, take a goat." Who of us who have had a goat can't relate to that?
Besides all of the above, you can't go wrong with a book written by Sue Weaver - she's my favorite author of barnyard-type animal care books. Her style of writing always makes for an interesting, sometimes humorous and easy read, and it's obvious her writing is well researched. This gem of a book should be on every goat lover's bookshelf.