This classic story is a favorite with toddlers, who will cheer on the three clever billy goats who outsmart a mean troll. With plenty of repetition, this adventure is perfect for reading aloud and for joining in, and a satisfying ending provides a reassuring touch.
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Stephen Carpenter has illustrated many books, including Olive You!, Jingle Jokes, The Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel Board Book and the picture book The Three Billy Goats Gruff. He lives with his wife and son in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.
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Summary: This is such a cute take on this traditional story. The three goats want to head across the bridge up the hill to the meadow to eat and get fat. Well the ugly troll wants to eat them but he wants to wait for the biggest goat. Instead of him eating him the third Billy Goats Gruff puches the troll into the river. The three Billy Goats Gruff ate and got fat.Personal Reaction: This story is so cute and I've read it ever since I was a little kid. This is still around because it is a good story.Classroom Extension Ideas: Have the kids act out the parts of the Goats. They love the Trip Trapping part. Another idea is to talk about why the troll was bad and how good overtook the bad in this book.
Summary:This book is about three billy goats who are all named Gruff. These three billy goats would like to eat at the nice green meadow but it is across the bridge over the river. There is only one problem; a troll lives under the bridge. The billy goats take turns going over the bridge and each one promises the troll that the next billy goat is much bigger and fatter. The last billy goat goes across the bridge only to be confronted by the troll. He then butts the troll with his horns and knocks him in the river. The three billy goats then enjoy the nice green meadow all to themselves. Personal Reaction:I know this story very well and have heard it ever since i was little. I really enjoyed this version, as well as, the illistrations by Stephen Carpenter. It is always a cute story. Classroom Extension Ideas:1. This could be a good book to read when discussing bullies.2. This could be a good book to involve students. When signaled students could repeat everytime the troll says, "Who's that tripping over my bridge".
Summary:Three billy goats wish to go to a green meadow for food, but a troll living under a bridge stands between them and nice green grass. The first two billy goats convince the troll to wait for a larger, fatter meal. The third billy goat fights the troll and butts him into the water.Personal Reaction:I can remember reading this story aloud to my kindergarteners. We would reenact the plot day after day. The children really enjoyed the story and the different voices they could use for the characters.Classroom Extension Ideas:1. Children can act out the story using a low table as the bridge.2. This book could be used to discuss bullying.3. The book could be used to teach sequencing and small, medium, large.