Author(s): Jan West Schrock; Aileen Darragh
*Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People --National Council for the Social Studies/Children's Book Council*
*Honor Book --Society of School Librarians International*
How can reading a picture book in one country make a difference to a family in need living thousands of miles away? And what does a goat have to do with it, anyway? When Mrs. Rowell's class is inspired by a rainy-day book to reach out with helping hands, wonderful things happen. Not the least of these wonderful things is a combined, enthusiastic effort by the entire class to reach a common goal. In this true story readers will discover even the smallest good-will efforts are rewarded with positive results.