Goldie Locks has chicken pox;
from head to toe were polka dots....
When Goldie Locks spies her first spot, her mother knows it must be chicken pox. She immediately calls the Three Bears, apologizing for the chair, to see if Baby Bear has chicken pox, too. Soon, a steady stream of storybook favorites from Little Bo Peep to Henny Penny stop by to visit the bedridden child. All the while, Goldie Locks tries to ignore her brother's relentless teasing about her spotted exterior. But as more visitors arrive, her pox-free brother, in a fit of jealousy at the attention his sister is getting, intensifies his teasing, until suddenly all eyes are on him, but not for the reason he thinks...
About the Author
Erin Dealey is a children’s book author of many genres, from board books to YA. She grew up in Oakland, California, and lasted one full day as an employee at a Pineapple Factory in Hawaii. Visit her at ErinDealey.com.
Hanako Wakiyama has also suffered through the itchy torment of chicken pox. She is the illustrator of Too Big!, by Claire Masurel, and lives in San Francisco with her husband and young daughter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Goldie Locks has Chicken Pox is a story written about a little girl who discovers that she has chicken pox. She travels through several different Nursery Rhymes to find out where she has gotten the chicken pox from. Throughout the story Goldie is tormented by her little brother. In the end, who should end up with the chicken pox but her little brother.I would consider this story Modern Fantasy because it uses different characters from Nursery Rhymes and Traditional Fantasy stories to tell the story. I like the book because it makes light of the most dreaded (according to my boys) of all childhood diseases. I think students could relate well to because it uses things that they are familiar with to explain what happens to them when they have the chicken poxes. It also does a good job with portraying the actions of a younger brother. Any one who has a younger brother, or is one will appreciate this story.This book could be used as extension to help explain what happens when children get the chicken poxes. If a child in the class comes down with the chicken pox, you could read this book to the class, and then have a discussion to answer any questions students might have about the subject.You could also have the students, after reading the story, go to the art center and have them draw a picture of themselves with the chicken pox.
Poor Goldie Locks. She has chicken pox. We rhyme our way through the large cast of Mother Goose figures and one annoying baby brother (who, after being so annoying to his sister, including playing connect-the-dots on her face, eventually gets sick himself, a just desert if I ever saw one!)Cute, retro illustrations and nice rhymes. I'm not as thrilled with the book as my nieces are, but they like it enough to justify giving it the fourth star.
I picked this book up for my six year old. The rhyming text was fun for us both. The artwork is absolutely beautiful, with a '50's' feel to it and the introduction of many storybook characters is very imaginative. I highly recommend for 'cuddle-time'.