Sergeant Billy: The True Story of the Goat Who Went to War
In Sergeant Billy: the True Story of the Goat who went to War, a little girl gives her goat away to some soldiers, but only if they would bring him back to her after the war. The soldiers thought Billy would bring them good luck. The soldiers taught Billy to act like a soldier, to march, crawl and run with them. Billy traveled to England then to France with the soldiers. Billy liked living in the trenches and made the soldiers feel good. One day Billy was caught eating some very important papers and he was sent to jail for being a spy. Billy was a good soldier, he even caught an enemy guardsman and saved some soldiers’ lives. Sergeant Billy became a war hero.
I absolutely loved Sergeant Billy: the True Story of the Goat who went to War. I really liked the illustrations because some illustrations were a bird’s eye view, and it showed how Billy was around the soldiers, even comforting them. I thought this story was funny and unbelievable, especially that Billy went to jail. But this book is a real story and everything in the book really happened to Sergeant Billy. Sergeant Billy was the mascot for a Canadian battalion and really went to war with them in France. In the back of the book, there are photographs of Billy and it tells part of the true story of Sergeant Billy. I think every library should have this book, and kids should read it when they are learning about soldiers, Remembrance Day or Veterans Day.
|Page Count||40 pages|
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