Scapegoat by Dean Hale

Title: Scapegoat: The Story of a Goat Named Oat and a Chewed-Up Coat

Author: Dean Hale

Illustrator: Michael Slack

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books

Release Date: June 21, 2011

ISBN: 978-1599904689

Size: 32 pages, 9×11, hardcover

Genre: Picture Book

This book is not eligible for a Whitney Award.

In the Choat family, you never have to look hard to find a culprit. Missing TV remote? Blame the goat! Lost coat? Keys in the moat? Broken boat? Blame the goat!

But don’t be surprised if the goat doesn’t take it lying down. In this hilarious, rhyme-happy picture book, children will love to pore over the funny illustrations, picking up clues that all is not as it seems between Jimmy Choat and the goat, Petunia P. Oat. Because Petunia knows who’s really to blame, and before long the whole family will too!