ABOUT THE BOOKChomp! Chomp! Chomp! Little Billy Goat enters someone’s home and starts to chew everything in sight. He chews a shoe, a box, a toy, some socks . . . But when he chews an entire pack of bubble gum, he is in for a big surprise!
- Little Billy the goat finds his way into a house and can’t stop chewing everything in sight. But an unexpected bubble gum bubble carries Billy into the air and he floats over the town. That is, until Sai the parrot finds a way to bring him back down. Billy Chews is a delightful story and makes for perfect read-aloud material.
- Author Karishma Mahbubani’s use of rhyme in the text is simple, but charming. The lines feel spontaneous, and do not come across as forced. The rhymes make it easy to remember words by their sounds, and also make the text a lot of fun to recite.
- Satvik Gade’s illustrations are lively and whimsical and complement the text perfectly. Characters’ expressions are varied and comical, and little Billy with his oversized head is simply irresistible. The story is as well told in pictures as it is in words.
- Some of the words in the text may be a little difficult to contextualise for young readers. Words like “rubble” and “water mill” have very specific meanings and may not be things a two-year-old can understand easily (the prescribed audience of Billy Chews).