Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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by Valeri Gorbachev
     
 

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When Goldilocks finds the coziest cabin she’s ever seen, she goes inside to explore. As she samples the porridge, chairs, and beds, she’s doesn’t notice who is right outside the window . . . Could it be the bears?See more details below

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When Goldilocks finds the coziest cabin she’s ever seen, she goes inside to explore. As she samples the porridge, chairs, and beds, she’s doesn’t notice who is right outside the window . . . Could it be the bears?

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Gorbachev (Nicky and the Big, Bad Wolves) opens her faithful retelling with a fire crackling in the hearth as "great big father bear" sits playing the fiddle in his slippers, "middle-sized mother bear" dozes over a book and "wee small baby bear" raids the cookie jar. This bear family is as friendly a furry trio as ever set paws in a forest. As the golden-haired interloper proceeds to test porridge bowls, chairs and beds, Gorbachev keeps the familiar story line satisfyingly clean and crisp ("Then she tried the wee small baby bear's wee small bed, and it was just right!"). Meanwhile, he heightens the suspense with periodic glimpses of the bear family's outing through various windows. The climactic moment, when the ursine trio discovers Goldilocks, is accompanied by grins rather than growls. The non-threatening bears (father bear sports a bow tie) look quite eager to meet their little visitor, who scampers off nevertheless. Gorbachev's watercolors, in a largely earth-toned palette, offer a smattering of amusing touches (such as mother bear's gold hoop earrings) and his snug interiors conjure a cozy and comforting world. Ages 6 mos.-3 yrs. (May) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly
"This bear family is as friendly a furry trio as ever set paws in a forest. Gorbachev keeps the familiar story line satisfyingly clean and crisp while heightening the suspense with periodic glimpses of the bear family's outing through various windows," wrote PW. "Snug interiors conjure a cozy and comforting world." Ages 6 mos.-3 yrs. (Apr.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
A warm and fuzzy version of one of the world's favorite stories, this pastel watercolor-with-pen-and-ink book opens with a cozy scene—Papa Bear plays his violin, Mama Bear—gold hoops in her ears—reads a book, and Baby Bear dips into the honey pot. When they go for their walk to let their porridge cool, the violin goes along to while away the time. Then Goldilocks enters for her familiar trespass-and-try routine. The storyteller adds a nice touch by describing the three sizes of everything along with noting to whom they belong—"First she tried the porridge in the great big father bear's great big bowl." One might wish the award-winning artist had shown some damage to Baby Bear's chair, which the visitor broke to bits but is pictured remarkably whole, but that is minor. You won't be able to use this version to scare the little ones, as the bears are so pleasant and cute that it's a wonder Goldilocks ran away at all—she even remembered to take her little basket with her. So sit back and enjoy, for a change, a sweet take on an old tale. 2001, North-South, $15.95 and $15.88. Ages 3 to 7. Reviewer: Judy Chernak
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-In this edition, the story remains true to the original. Goldilocks arrives at the bears' house, eats their porridge, sits in their chairs, and falls asleep in baby bear's bed. Father bear speaks in his great big voice and baby bear speaks in his wee small voice. What is new is the art. The illustrations are large, often encompassing the entire two-page spread. They are bright, colorful, and funny. The fuzzy brown bears dress in today's fashions and the mother bear even has pierced ears. Baby bear is always accompanied by his teddy bear. Goldilocks has the traditional blond curly hair and wears a blue bonnet. The picture of her falling into mother bear's too-soft bed is delightful. The text is short, making this a perfect version for preschoolers.-Sheilah Kosco, Rapides Parish Library, Alexandria, LA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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"In this edition, the story remains true to the original. The text is short, making this a perfect version for preschoolers."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735842113
Publisher:
North-South Books, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2015
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
709,957
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD830L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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