Author: Shari Tharp
Illustrator: Jim Heath
I decided to just tell you everything about the book so you don’t have to buy it. Just kidding! I am always kidding, I am a kidder. See what I did there.? The main character in the book is Gertrude, a baby goat, and a baby goat is called a kid. How clever of me!
I love to read books about adventures and just let my mind take me on a journey with the characters. Even though this is a picture book, there is enough of a story to let your mind go on the journey with Gertrude and Toby. Toby is Gertrude’s best friend. Not like Facebook friends but real friends.
They both love Fridays best because that’s when farmer Sam leaves the farm so Gertrude and Toby can go on Friday adventures. This adventure is so much fun. Even though they are just trying to find the market, you get to meet some amazing folks along the way. , folks I am sure you already know. I love how the author blended fairytales we all know into Gertrude and Toby’s adventure. I also love the illustrations. The facial expressions are priceless and make sure you don’t just skim through the artwork or you’ll miss all the other little critters who pop in and out. I loved this book and am looking forward to the next adventure.
P.S. I am so glad Gertrude didn’t eat the apple.
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