Monday, June 6, 2011

MONDAY: The Goat of Many Colors

A flamingo and an anteater narrate a story about the goat of Bible patriarch, Jacob. When Jacob asks a servant for a coat of many colors for his favorite son, Joseph, the servant, who wasn't paying attention, thinks he says "goat" of many colors. So Gus is plucked from the herd and painted many colors. Embarassed, he runs away. In the wilderness, Gus meets a group of wild goats. Gus is so unusual, with his many colors, that the wild goats make him their leader. An act of heroism on Gus' part exposes him as a regular goat and Gus learns to accept himself they way he is.

The narrators are great comic relief, and the story itself is a clever twist to a familiar Bible story. Great fun!

4 out of 5 stars

Recommended for: Kids under 10, Sunday school teachers with a sense of humor, fans of fractured fairy tales

Cautions: none.

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