Friendship and sharing
Around Australia there are organisations that help people (including children) who have come to Australia to escape from bad things in their own countries, such as war.
If you enjoyed Goat on a Boat then maybe you’ll consider making a donation to one of the charities listed below.
Asylum Seekers Centre (NSW)
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (Vic)
Centre for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Detainees (WA)
Brisbane Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support Network (Qld)
The Refugee Advocacy Service of South Australia (SA)
Melaleuca Refugee Centre (NT)
There are several great books out there for children that deal with the same topic as Goat on a Boat. They include:
Room on Our Rock by Kate and Jol Temple and Terri Rose Baynton
My Name Is Not Refugee by Kate Milner
My Two Blankets by Irena Kobals and Freya Blackwood
The Arrival by Shaun Tan
Illustration: Suzanne Houghton