My obsession with goats is no secret. The truth is, I blame Georgiana, author of one of the best Little Golden Books ever published — Dr. Goat.
There is almost a twelve year age spread between me and my brother, who somehow gained access (by nefarious means, I’m sure) to all of my beloved childhood tomes. He wasn’t careful. Crayons and rending asunder decimated the formerly pristine literary collection of a fastidious child. Angry and bitter, I became withdrawn, eschewing the company of my peers and loved ones till one day, I found myself imprisoned in a foreign country.
Not really, but I was bitter about it. Several years ago, my mother and brother, weary of hearing me lament about the ruinous end of my beloved Dr. Goat book, found one on EBay and presented it to me for Christmas. I wept. Now what was I going to complain about?
The entire and extremely delightful pictorial spread for Dinosaur Comes to Town can be found here.