Goldilocks and the Just One Bear written and illustrated by Leigh Hodkinson is a sequel that totally surprised me. I have mentioned before and will probably mention again that I love fractured fairy tales. This takes that idea to a new level. When I saw this book in the library I was intrigued by the title and the cover art. I knew it was going to be a "new" version of the fairy tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears. As I was reading it I realized it wasn't just a new version but the story of what happened to Goldilocks when she grew up. I also recognized the illustrations as being similar to the Boris books I like so much and was to discover it is the same author. I love the expression's on the bear's face--priceless. This is a really fun story to read aloud. I think this is the perfect story time book or bedtime book. It is the kind of book that is just read straight through but discussed as it is read. I like all the comparisons to the original fairy tale and the little twist at the end. Not a surprising twist but one a child would understand. It really is a clever book. A must have for the classroom or child's library.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Goldilocks and Just One Bear by Leigh Hodgkinson
Who doesn't like sequels? Sometimes sequels are not as good as the original but sometimes they can be a pleasant surprise as in today's book: