by Francine McEwen
Illustrated by Thomas Block
Young Bill E. Goat doesn’t feel he fits in with his herd because he’s “different.” Schoolchildren who visit the farm love him, but he’s lonely among the other goats. When Bill-E’s new friend, Allen, offers to help him find a new forever herd, the two go on a journey full of surprising moments that lead him to his “forever family.” This book was written to help children appreciate the differences in themselves and others, and to understand that everyone is special in their own way.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
FRANCINE MCEWEN, a resident of Manchester, Maine, is a retired manufacturing manager and
training consultant who worked for many years at Digital Equipment in Augusta. In 2013, she published her first children’s book, Billy Big
Ears and Bob the Bully, which she wrote to help children overcome and prevent bullying. Her second book, Susan’s Suitcase, was written to help children through the grieving process. It was published in 2015. When not writing or doing book signings and readings, Francine designs and delivers what she describes as “healing workshops” on topics that range from bullying to managing change.