Three Billygoats Gruff and Mean Calypso Joeby Cathrene Vale Youngquist, Kristin Sorra
In this bright and breezy retelling of the Brothers Grimm storytime favorite, the three Billygoats Gruff find themselves yearning for the delectable treats on the other side of their island. However, to get there, they first must cross a bridge...a bridge guarded by Calypso Joe, the self-proclaimed "meanest troll dis part of de island." Joe demands a toll from the… See more details below
In this bright and breezy retelling of the Brothers Grimm storytime favorite, the three Billygoats Gruff find themselves yearning for the delectable treats on the other side of their island. However, to get there, they first must cross a bridge...a bridge guarded by Calypso Joe, the self-proclaimed "meanest troll dis part of de island." Joe demands a toll from the goats, warning of a "big problem" if it isn�t paid. But Joe soon learns that he�s the one with the "big problem" in the form of a goat twice his size.
Told in a lilting Caribbean dialect so lush, you can practically feel the warm island breezes.
- Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
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- Product dimensions:
- 10.20(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.39(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
Kristin Sorra has been drawing and painting for as long as she can remember. She is also the illustrator of The Three Billygoats Gruff and Mean Calypso Joe by Cathrene Valente Youngquist and currently lives in New York with her husband, a fellow artist. Kristin has no cats, but she does have a dog named Desi who purrs in his sleep.
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First read this book last summer for my son's kindergarten summer reading list . I absolutely love it ! At first you get a little tongue twisted but once you get into the character you won't be able to stop talking with a Carribean accent ! My husband wishes I would stop reading it , since my son is often asleep when I do ! My only regret is the the author hasn't written any more book's .
It was a very cute story. Youngquist puts a nice twist on a classic folktale. I know Cathrene Youngquist. She teaches at my school and is a very nice woman. It is a very funny story.
Sorra's brilliant, dynamic, colorful illustrations pull the reader into the story. The subtle humor in the illustrations complement the fun twist the author gives to this classic tale. Overall a wonderful classroom and at home childrens read!
I'm a teacher in the NY elementary system and as such recieved an advance copy of TBG. I read to my own children, something I do to 'test' new material and found that they demanded the story every night for nearly a month! Lushly illustrated, they love the pictures, which I find charming and sophisticated.