Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Goats in Trees


Just before I went to the festival in Durham, I visited Lisburne Primary School in Stockport. During the morning, I read Giddy the Great to Class 4, in which there is an illustration of Giddy Goat climbing a leaning tree:



At the end of the day, Class 4's teacher came rushing up to give me a picture they had found on the internet. Pretty good match eh?



I wouldn't have believed that big, clompy goats would be daft enough to maneouver themselves up into trees if it wasn't for the fact that John and I saw one for ourselves, when we were on holiday in Andalucia last year:


I had a quick look under 'goats in trees' on Google Images and discovered this even more silly picture:


So, I'm guessing those dried-up looking leaves are tastier than they appear!?!

Here's a sketch I did of a lovely, horny old goat.

10 comments:

Helen Pickup said...

Your illustrations are brilliant, Wow! goats in trees how weird!

Coralie Colorie said...

Very funny pictures !
That's amazing !

Teresa said...

LOLOLOL those leaves must be tasty indeed!

Jessie said...

That's amazing, I had no idea goats could balance like that! I love your little goat. :)

Lynne Chapman said...

They do look rather surreal don't they?

Laurghita said...

Its not about leaves, they just take turns on who make shadows and who take a nap under the shadows...

Lynne Chapman said...

Ha ha - good thinking!

balloonspuppets said...

Not at all! The tree works as an expensive restaurant and special day out or blind date.
It is obvious!
Leaves on the ground are like going to Mac Donalds... but on trees, well it is a different matter. Just to impress.

AtelierBrigitte said...

I love your illo!
But the last photo with all of them in the tree... great shot!

Lynne Chapman said...

John doesn't believe it's real - he doesn't think the branches would take their weight, but I believe!