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Kids will giggle with joy at Cordelia the goat's antics in this whimsical tale about self-confidence, empathy, and never backing down from big dreams.

Cordelia is not like other goats. While others gambol on the hill and nibble on interesting things, she looks out with longing at the tugboats in the bay. Cordelia may be a goat, but she wants to be a tugboat. And she's going to be a tugboat--a tuggoat--no matter what anybody tells her! Even if the world doesn't believe in her, Cordelia knows exactly who she is.

With plenty of heart and lots of laughs, Cordelia's story will inspire readers to be themselves, no matter what other people say. Sometimes that means extending a helping hand--or hoof--to the ones who doubt you. Tuggoat reminds kids that anything is possible when you believe in yourself.


"'My heart dreams tugboat dreams,' declares the lovable goat at the center of this upbeat picture book.... Soft coloring infuses Tsai's unlined barnyard scenes with a luminous quality that suits Cordelia's bright dreams and gentle personality."

Publishers Weekly

"An affirming tale of being true to your dreams and the power of friendship in making those dreams come true. It's never too early to learn that haters gonna hate."

School Library Journal

Product Info

  • Format Hardcover
  • ISBN 9781506491332
  • eBook ISBN 9781506491349
  • Age Early Grades (5-8 years)
  • Dimensions 10.25 x 10.25
  • Pages 40
  • Publication Date April 23, 2024