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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2014

    High Recommended

    James Marshall has created funny, modern versions of the fairy tales that children absolutely love. The bright colors are eye catching. Students I had loved to read his versions over the classics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2010

    Spoiled the story

    I was not impressed with this version of Goldilocks. She is a spoiled, willful, and disobedient child, which is not something I want to teach my 4 year old. Although I assume she learned her lesson in the end, there could have been a moral lesson about the dangers of not obeying your parents or breaking and entering at the least, which was missing.

    The pictures were very well done, and the bears had some personality.

    In my opinion, if this book can get published, then anyone can publish a children's book! Think I'll start now...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2007

    Good humored bears

    As opposed to nature, these bears are tolerant of Goldilock's invasion of their home, food and beds. To children, this is anthropomorphism, which is not what bears would really do if they found you in their lair. But this is a kids' tale and it's fun and I love it, as does my child.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2007


    'Look! cried Baby Bear. Somebody has been in my bed lying in my bed and she's still there.' is my favorite line in the book. Baby Bear always gets the bad end of the deal with Goldilocks. People who didn't know Goldilocks would say, 'What a sweet child'. While on the other hand, the ones who knew her knew better. Then everyone knew after her encounter with the three bears. Marshall, James. Goldilocks and the Three Bears. New York: Puffin Books, 1988.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2006

    Caldecott Honor Book: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    This entertaining book tells the story of a naughty girl who stops by a house that belongs to three bears and makes herself at home. This Caldecott Honor book is written and illustrated by James Marshall. Marshall grew up in Texas, and he died in 1992. It has been said that no one has ever been able to capture the child¿s point of view like him. The captivating illustrations display the story all on their own. Goldilocks¿ mother sent her for muffins one day. Her mother told Goldilocks to not take a shortcut through the forest because bears live there. Goldilocks said she wouldn¿t take the shortcut. ¿I promise¿, stated Goldilocks. Meanwhile, Papa Bear, Mama Bear, and Baby Bear decide to take a bike ride while their porridge is cooling. Goldilocks tries everybody¿s porridge. She ate all of Baby Bear¿s porridge. Then, she sat in all their chairs, but she liked Baby Bear¿s chair the best. ¿In fact she liked it so much that she rocked and rocked until the chair fell completely to pieces!¿ Goldilocks then got tired and went to try out all three of the bears¿ beds. Once again, she liked the little bed the best, and she crawled in the bed and went to sleep. Later that day, the three bears came back home and found her. Marshall, James. Goldilocks and the Three Bears. New York: Puffin Books, 1998. Reading level: Preschool- 2nd Grade

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2001

    Goldilocks a Winner

    This retelling of the classic Goldilocks and the three bears definetly hit it off with my kids. The illustrations throughout the book did an excellent job of displaying the story. Every kid should experience Goldilocks, and this is the way to go about it, no question!

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