Goldilocks and the Three Bearsby Jan Brett
Everybody loves the story of the curious little girl named Goldilocks, who made herself quite at home in the house of the three bears. Jan Brett's faithful retelling brings new life to this all-time favorite nursery tale. A Horn Book Recommended Paperback for Folklore, 1990. A Booklist Children's Editors' Choice. Full color.
Meet the Author
With over thirty four million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author illustrators of children's books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.
As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says, "I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful picture books. Now I try to recreate that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I'm drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real."
As a student at the Boston Museum School, she spent hours in the Museum of Fine Arts. "It was overwhelming to see the room-size landscapes and towering stone sculptures, and then moments later to refocus on delicately embroidered kimonos and ancient porcelain," she says. "I'm delighted and surprised when fragments of these beautiful images come back to me in my painting."
Travel is also a constant inspiration. Together with her husband, Joe Hearne, who is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jan visits many different countries where she researches the architecture and costumes that appear in her work. "From cave paintings to Norwegian sleighs, to Japanese gardens, I study the traditions of the many countries I visit and use them as a starting point for my children's books."
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My son enjoys this book and he often requests it as his night time suite Story. He is 3 years old. The illustrations are detailed.
As with all Jan Brett books the illustrations are amazing, detailed and beautiful. I bought this book for my five year old daughter to replace a pop-up Goldilocks book she had for younger children. She thinks this is the version for big girls. The wording is different from most versions, not referring to the bears as "Mama, Papa and Baby Bear", but as the "great, huge bear, the middle-sized bear and the little, small, wee bear" making it a welcome addition to your child's library even if they have other versions of the story. The illustrations really enhance the story giving other unwritten details about the characters and their actions.