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Goldilocks and the Three Bears/Ricitos De Oro Y los Tres Osos

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Striking art accompanies the favorite tale of Goldilocks giving it a fresh look that will enchant a new generation of readers. Retold in both Spanish and English, this universally familiar story is now a springboard for inspiring early readers and older learners alike to recognize Spanish and English words. The dual-language text make this book a useful and beautiful addition to both home and classroom libraries.

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Overview

Striking art accompanies the favorite tale of Goldilocks giving it a fresh look that will enchant a new generation of readers. Retold in both Spanish and English, this universally familiar story is now a springboard for inspiring early readers and older learners alike to recognize Spanish and English words. The dual-language text make this book a useful and beautiful addition to both home and classroom libraries.

A retelling of the classic story of Goldilocks and the three bears.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
While these books' juxtaposition of English and Spanish texts may fill a need, the undistinguished retellings of familiar tales may deem the titles more suited to adult admirers of Spanish artist Ballester's sophisticated, minimalist paintings. Unfortunately, the pictures lack the kind of details and humor that appeal to young readers (e.g., the sloppy visual inconsistencies in Goldilocks: in one illustration, the bears' alleged little, medium and big bowls are virtually all the same size; and the heroine's gravity-defying locks are only sometimes goldenother times beige). The illustrations in Jack and the Beanstalk are stronger; one especially noteworthy painting shows Jack's perspective from atop the beanstalk as the fields beneath him stretch out in patches and stripes. The uninspired narratives, however, aren't likely to engage either beginning readers or a read-aloud audienceand fairy tale fans are likely to grouse about Goldilocks breaking the chair before she eats the porridge rather than traditional tellings that reverse the acts. Ages 3-8. (May)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2--In this brief, bilingual rendition of the classic fairy tale, many traditional details have been omitted or altered (e.g., Goldilocks eats soup instead of porridge) and the English and Spanish texts both lack energy. The largely red and brown cartoon-style artwork does exhibit childlike enthusiasm, but the tall, lanky bears resemble people in bear costumes more than animals. In addition, some of the colors are inconsistent from page to page; Goldilocks's hair varies from ivory to light mustard to tangerine orange. With a more lively narrative and more consistent illustrations, the Spanish translation of James Marshall's Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Ricitos Dorados y los tres osos [Dial, 1996]) is a more enjoyable choice.--Denise E. Agosto, formerly at Midland County Public Library, TX
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811818353
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 4/1/1998
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Bilingual Fairy Tales Series
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 454,877
  • Age range: 1 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Arnal Ballester has illustrated over 30 books for children. He was awarded the Bologna National Prize of Illustration of Children's and Young Adult Books in 1993.

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