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Mrs. Goat and her kids contract the architect Mr. Pig to plan a big new house. When the house is finished, they go to furniture stores and buy everything they need for their new home. Afterwards they go to eat at a restaurant.
When Alma Flor Ada was a young girl, she was surrounded by stories: each day her grandmother and an uncle invented interesting tales to entertain her with, and at bedtime her father would spin fables he created just for her. Because Alma's grandmother thought the 3-year-old was ready to learn to read, she began teaching her by writing the names of flowers and plants in the dirt. Alma says that as she grew older, she remembered that experience and felt that there was a strong connection between the act of reading and nature's beauty--that's why her family could always find her reading in a tree or writing by a river. Since family storytelling was such a large part of her childhood, two of Alma's books, WHERE THE FLAME TREES BLOOM and UNDER THE ROYAL PALMS, are story collections based on her childhood memories. A fun fact: her book THE UNICORN OF THE WEST was based on a bedtime story her father told her.
From the Publisher
Mother Goat hires an architect and builds a home for herself and her seven kids, shops for new furnishings, and takes her family out to dinner, as a wolf lies in wait, looking for a chance for a meal.
Editors Note 1
Moving into a new house and a new neighborhood could be a traumatic experience and a new adventure. Your young readers will accompany Mrs. Goat and her children as they visit the neighborhood's architect to review their's new home's floor plan, to shop for for furniture, and to eat out in a local restaurant.