The Three Billy Goats Gruff

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School Library Journal
Roberts' adaptation of the Asbjornsen and Moe story is artfully told in rich poetic language that will fairly roll off a nimble tongue. Youngsters will revel in reading or listening to such phrases as ``verdant victuals'' and ``a nose like an old acorn squash.'' A slobbering troll speaks in verse, and with a refrain such as, ``Billy goat for breakfast! Billy goat for lunch! Billy goat, billy goat, munch munch munch,'' the traditional ``trip, trap, trip'' will never be missed. Jorgensen's surprisingly soft illustrations take their texture from the paper on which they are executed and derive their impact from a creative use of perspective rather than bold line and color; his troll will find fans among monster-loving preschoolers, and this gruesome guy is the perfect foil to a trio of rather wistful-looking but nonetheless clever goats. Holly Hunter's virtuoso reading, accompanied by Art Lande's inventive score, completes this wonderful package. Yet another gem! --Jeanne Marie Clancy, Upper Merion Township Library, King of Prussia, PA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591977544
  • Publisher: Spotlight
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Series: Rabbit Ears-A Classic Tale Set 2 Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 5 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.68 (w) x 8.76 (h) x 0.31 (d)

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