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The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

by Tom Roberts

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School Library Journal - 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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Publication date:
Rabbit Ears-A Classic Tale Set 2 Series
Product dimensions:
10.68(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

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