Publisher: Harper Collins
Malcolm simply can't understand his family's obsession with animals. A house full of pets and weekly trips to the zoo hold absolutely no appeal for him, but what he really would like is a shiny, new laptop for his birthday.
Oh dear, no such luck - but perhaps the chance to go on the Year 6 trip will make up for his rubbish birthday present? That would be the Year 6 residential trip to...a farm!
Just when Malcolm thinks things can't get any worse, he comes face-to-face with a most unusual goat and the strangest things start to happen.
Slapstick humour, complex vocabulary and incidental black-and-white illustrations ensure this story will appeal to confident young readers. The humour and magical elements of the story disguise deeper questions about discovering and acknowledging who you really are.