Rolling along with Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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In this updated version of a familiar folktale, baby bear gets around in a wheelchair and has a motorized bed which fascinate Goldilocks when she becomes friends with him after her surprise visit to the three bears' house.

In this updated version of a familiar folktale, baby bear gets around in a wheelchair and has a motorized bed which fascinate Goldilocks when she becomes friends with him after her surprise visit to the three ...

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Overview

In this updated version of a familiar folktale, baby bear gets around in a wheelchair and has a motorized bed which fascinate Goldilocks when she becomes friends with him after her surprise visit to the three bears' house.

In this updated version of a familiar folktale, baby bear gets around in a wheelchair and has a motorized bed which fascinate Goldilocks when she becomes friends with him after her surprise visit to the three bears' house.

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1 Meyers's version of this popular tale includes a physically challenged Baby Bear who undergoes physical therapy at the woodland Treetop Center. Goldilocks enters the bears' home only to discover that Baby Bear has a transfer board and remote-control bed, and lives in a cottage equipped with a wheelchair ramp. Goldilocks ultimately befriends Baby Bear, learns to use his wheelchair, and both live happily ever after. Morgan paints a bright picture of Baby Bear's therapy session, which is attended by smiling animal children with crutches, walkers, and bandages. Neither the origin nor permanency of the cub's disability is discussed, and what happens in the actual therapy session is glossed over in two sentences. The style of prose is only fair, and the repeated use of "wee" and "land sakes" seems inconsistent with the contemporary setting. The crayon illustrations are reminiscent of a 1950s' style and appear flat and prosaic. This theme is laudable, but the quality is disappointing. Paul Kelsey, East Baton Rouge Parish Public Library, LA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890627126
  • Publisher: Woodbine House
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Pages: 27
  • Sales rank: 518,764
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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