Goldilocks And The Three Bears (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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Lost in the woods, a tired and hungry girl finds the house of the three bears where she helps herself to food and goes to sleep.

Lost in the woods, a tired and hungry girl finds the house of the three bears where she helps herself to food and goes to sleep.

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Overview

Lost in the woods, a tired and hungry girl finds the house of the three bears where she helps herself to food and goes to sleep.

Lost in the woods, a tired and hungry girl finds the house of the three bears where she helps herself to food and goes to sleep.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
PW found this ``beautifully executed retelling . . . distinguished by the use of luxuriant color and a wealth of visual detail.'' Ages 4-8. (July)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Once upon a time deep in the forest there lived a family of three bears. A little girl wanders by their home and seeing no one home goes inside. Classic story, with beautiful watercolor illustrations of the three bears who discover that Goldilocks has been eating their porridge, sitting in their chairs and sleeping in their beds while they have been away. 1996 (orig.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2 Brett's retelling, adapted from Andrew Lang, is strong and smooth. These well-heeled Scandinavian-looking bears live in a house that would put yuppy collectors of country homes and folk art to shame, and the elaborate, imaginative, and richly colored designs bear repeated viewings. Every tuft of beary fur is clear, every item of clothing is ornamented, and every article of furniture is carved, patterned, or decorated. Bear motifs are repeated throughout, including carved bear beds, handmade bear porridge bowls, and a solid bear door. Brett's use of borders continues to expand upon the storyline. Here wide woody borders in the double-page spreads contain elements of the action occuring elsewhere. They alternate with simple narrow borders in the single-page illustrations. Personality emerges nicely. The ``little, small, wee'' bear bumbles into everything, and the great huge bear is alternately gentle and gruff, but the middle-sized bear attracts little direct attention. Goldilocks is somewhat less successful. At first, her face is finely drawn, but in later pages it's a bit flattened. Overall, some readers might wish for less decorations and some imaginative space, and may be overwhelmed by the amount of detail, but Brett's fans will be delighted. Leda Schubert, Vermont Department of Education, Montpelier
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833547071
  • Publisher: Sanval, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/1996
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,289,696
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jan Brett
Jan Brett
Jan Brett lives in Norwell, Massachusetts. Her most recent book, The Three Snow Bears, was a New York Times #1 bestseller.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2011

    Recommended

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2010

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    Beautiful Illustrations

    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.

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