The Three Bears (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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This familiar nursery tale features a warmly appealing bear family and a naughty, gap-toothed Goldilocks.

Three bears return from a walk and find a little girl asleep in the little wee bear's bed.

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This familiar nursery tale features a warmly appealing bear family and a naughty, gap-toothed Goldilocks.

Three bears return from a walk and find a little girl asleep in the little wee bear's bed.

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From The Critics
"Four- to-six-year-olds are sure to enjoy Paul Galdone's interpretation, and they should gain good visual concepts of size and of right to left from the delightful pictures and the use of various type sizes."
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-In this version of Paul Galdone's retelling of the classic tale (HM, 1972), the female narrator's voice is pleasant and expressive, with different inflections for the wee bear, the middle-sized bear, and the great big bear. The tape has audible page turning signals of a bear yawning or humming on one side, and no page turning signals on the other side. A light musical background accompanies the narration. This book and cassette package will be useful in day care centers, public libraries, and primary school libraries.-Diane Balodis, Alden Intermediate School, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780808563860
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1985
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1914 and emigrated to the United States in 1928. After finishing his studies at the Art Student League and the New York School of Industrial Design, Mr. Galdone worked in the art department of a major publishing house. There he was introduced to the process of bookmaking, an activity that was soon to become his lifelong career. Before his death in 1986, Mr. Galdone illustrated almost three hundred books, many of which he himself wrote or retold. He is fondly remembered for his contemporary style, bright earthy humor, and action-filled illustrations, which will continue to delight for generations to come.

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  • Posted August 1, 2009

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    Worst Illustrations

    Goldie Locks looks like a haunt and the "Daddy" bear looks like he was hit in the middle of his head with a two by four. The printing is off and makes the characters look bloodshot in some pictures.

    Of course, my grandson loves the story, but I would recommend a better illustrated one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2004

    An Old Favorite

    More than 25 years ago, I AND my little boy and girl adored this version.They would choose it again and again for bedtime read aloud. Since then I've purchased many additional copies for gifts. I disagree strongly with 'college student'. There is no need to have the text spell out what the pictures so surely communicate...the bears are family and each shows their own personality. The little girl, who wanders into a stranger's house and shows no consideration for their things, is NOT a sweet and innocent character. She is adventurous ( the opening picture of the house in the woods shows it as off by itself...mysterious...),impulsive and mischievous and looks darling portrayed that way. My kids always loved the final stare down between Goldilocks and the bears and the picture of her leaping out the window. I recommend this version highly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2003

    A Classic At Its Worst

    I was not impressed with Galdone's rendition of this classic tale. The pictures make it seem as though the bears are a family, but the text makes no comment on whether they are a family or not. The pictures many times do not seem to match the text. I found Galdone's illustration of Golidlocks somewhat disturbing, not a sweet little innocent girl, but a odd looking girl with quite peculiar clothing. I have never read of the bed's being to high at the head and feet; and the Middle-sized bear's chair did not look any softer then the great big bear's chair, which was supposedly hard. Do not use this book for to tell the classical tale. There are many good books out there on the Goldilocks and the three bears, this is not one of them.

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    Posted March 25, 2009

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