Goat has always dreamed of having his very own space, but he lives in a petting zoo, surrounded by hugs and rubs and grabby little hands. Determined to find his perfect alone space, Goat escapes into the big zoo. But in this charming tale for readers up to 7, Goat tries unsuccessfully to live with a clingy koala, a noisy elephant, as well as penguins, monkeys, and bears. When he finally finds a secluded tree, Goat's initial delight turns into a feeling of loneliness—and a chance to reevaluate what he needs. In his illustrations, Jacob Grant gives his little goat particularly expressive eyes, and his children are shown as charming, affectionate tots.