Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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Puffin Books, 1988 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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?What a sweet child,? says a newcomer in town about Goldilocks. ?That?s what you think,? a neighbor replies. For Goldilocks is one of those naughty little girls who does exactly as she pleases?even if that means sampling the three bears? porridge, breaking Baby Bear?s chair, and sleeping in his bed. James Marshall?s offbeat and inventive telling of this familiar tale will enchant readers, young and old. ?A delightfully irreverent retelling of an old favorite is illustrated with delicious humor and contemporary touches.? ? Booklist, starred review

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User Review  - MeaghanRyan - LibraryThing

This is a tongue-and-cheek version of the classic children's fairy tale; it starts off by pointing out that Goldilocks is one of those "naughty little girls that does exactly as she pleases". Read full review

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User Review  - jmistret - LibraryThing

This tale has been told many times and applies to many situations in every day lives. The language used here is very lively and definitely kept with oral tradition. I found a few different themes in ... Read full review

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James Marshall (1942-1992) is one of the most popular and celebrated artists in the field of children"s literature. Three of his books were selected as New York Times Best Illustrated Books, and he received a Caldecott Honor Award in 1989 for Goldilocks and the Three Bears. With more than seventy-five books to his credit, including the popular George and Martha series, Marshall has earned the admiration and love of countless readers.

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