Papa Bear, Mama Bear, and Little Wee Bear go out for a morning walk, hoping by the time they get home their porridge will cool to the perfect temperature. But they don't realize a jump-roping, curly-haired terror named Goldilocks is on the way. Things are about to get messy before the Bear family has a chance to eat their porridge. . . .
About the Author
The husband-and-wife team behind the best-selling Snowmen at Night and Snowmen at Christmas, Carolyn and Mark Buehner are also the creators of the award-winning Fanny’s Dream. Upcoming collaborations include an original fairy tale about a lonely princess who decides to become a hairdresser. They live in Utah with their nine children.
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“The Buehners retell the old familiar tale with a jump-roping, rhyme-spouting Goldilocks. Buehner’s homey illustrations perfectly capture the facial expressions of the characters, and lend a particular kind of mischief to Goldilocks. Cute….” —Kirkus Reviews
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The husband-and-wife team of Caralyn and Mark Buehner has created an amusing, wholesome version of the Goldilocks story in their simply-titled Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The Buehners have modernized the tale (referencing monsters, aliens, and even Smokey the Bear), and turned the eponymous bears into a very likeable, upright family; meanwhile, Goldilocks is presented as an obnoxious, jump rope-twirling brat whose singsong dialogue is an immature contrast to that of the more sophisticated bears. The most engaging aspect of the book is the creative and thoroughly-detailed (albeit cartoonish) illustration ¿ clearly, this version of Goldilocks is meant to be enticing for younger readers, while also utilizing clever dialogue to keep parents engaged. In the end, the Buehners¿ version of Goldilocks may not offer too much of a twist on the story, but it still provides an amusing, entertaining read for both children and adults.Citation:Buehner, Caralyn, and Mark Buehner. Goldilocks and the Three Bears. New York: Dial for Young Readers, 2007. Print.
A story about a Papa Bear, a Mama Bear and a Little bear that lived in the woods a long time ago. The eat oatmeal and one day Papa Bear said it was too hot, Mama Bears was too hot too but the little bears was just right and he said something that sounded like "My porch has a bus light." They decided to go for a walk. A little girl came to their house. She walked right into the families house.
She looked around and saw three chairs and started to sing "Big chair, middle chair, little chair too. Somebody's here to bounce on you!" The big chair had no bounce. The middle chair was too soft. The little chair she got on it and said " But that chair looks like its just right. I'll jump me up an appetite!" Of course she breaks the chair.
Goldilocks spots the oatmeal on the table and says "Porridge. porridge, sittin in a bowl, I'm gonna eat until I'm full!" In the big bowl it was too hot, the middle one was too cold and the last bowl was just right. She ate it all up.
"Goodness, I'm a sleepyhead! I think I'll jump right into bed!" The big bed was to hard, the middle one was too slippery, and the little one was just right. She fell asleep.
While she was sleeping the bears came back and noticed the front door opened. Little bear thinks its a wild beast. They go in and notice the chairs. Little bear thinks it was a monster. They notice the porridge and little bears is all gone and he thinks it could be an alien. They go upstairs and notice the beds all messed up. They spot Little bears bed. Papa bear thinks its a wild beast. Mama Bear thinks its a monster. Little bear thinks its an alien. Just then Goldilock opens her eyes and jumps out of bed and yells " Pardon me if I don't stay..Don't feel like jumping anyway!" and she jumps out the window and runs away.
A little twist on the classic tale. This was a little more detailed from my son cause he had to talk about each page and laugh at Goldilocks.