Cover image for Goldilocks and the three bears
Title:
Goldilocks and the three bears
Author:
Gorbachev, Valeri.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : North-South Books, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
A little girl walking in the woods finds the house of the three bears and helps herself to their belongings.
General Note:
"A Cheshire studio book."
Language:
English
Genre:
Added Uniform Title:
Goldilocks and the three bears. English.
ISBN:
9780735814387

9780735842113
Format :
Book

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Summary

From the creator of Nicky and the Big, Bad Wolves, comes a fresh and irresistibly appealing new version of a nursery favorite. Valeri Gorbachev's humorous illustrations, filled with homey details, presents a delightful family of bears whose bemused reaction to their intruder is sure to elicit children's smiles. Here is a warm and cozy Goldilocks that's ""just right"" for very young children.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 2-6. Gorbachev's interpretation of the familiar tale stays close to the traditional story in both text and image, and although there's nothing radically new here, everything is done well. Goldilocks trespasses in the familiar way, the bears return, and she flees, never to be heard from again. Rendered in scribbly, detailed watercolor art, the bears's home is also traditional, with its cozy, well-appointed rooms; overstuffed sofas; and still-life paintings on the walls. Gorbachev creates suspense with proportions and angles--for example, showing a tiny Goldilocks approaching an intimidating table of porridge bowls that dominates the foreground. Large and square, the format will work well for read-alouds. --Gillian Engberg


Publisher's Weekly Review

Gorbachev (Nicky and the Big, Bad Wolves) opens her faithful retelling with a fire crackling in the hearth as "great big father bear" sits playing the fiddle in his slippers, "middle-sized mother bear" dozes over a book and "wee small baby bear" raids the cookie jar. This bear family is as friendly a furry trio as ever set paws in a forest. As the golden-haired interloper proceeds to test porridge bowls, chairs and beds, Gorbachev keeps the familiar story line satisfyingly clean and crisp ("Then she tried the wee small baby bear's wee small bed, and it was just right!"). Meanwhile, he heightens the suspense with periodic glimpses of the bear family's outing through various windows. The climactic moment, when the ursine trio discovers Goldilocks, is accompanied by grins rather than growls. The non-threatening bears (father bear sports a bow tie) look quite eager to meet their little visitor, who scampers off nevertheless. Gorbachev's watercolors, in a largely earth-toned palette, offer a smattering of amusing touches (such as mother bear's gold hoop earrings) and his snug interiors conjure a cozy and comforting world. Ages 6 mos.-3 yrs. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-In this edition, the story remains true to the original. Goldilocks arrives at the bears' house, eats their porridge, sits in their chairs, and falls asleep in baby bear's bed. Father bear speaks in his great big voice and baby bear speaks in his wee small voice. What is new is the art. The illustrations are large, often encompassing the entire two-page spread. They are bright, colorful, and funny. The fuzzy brown bears dress in today's fashions and the mother bear even has pierced ears. Baby bear is always accompanied by his teddy bear. Goldilocks has the traditional blond curly hair and wears a blue bonnet. The picture of her falling into mother bear's too-soft bed is delightful. The text is short, making this a perfect version for preschoolers.-Sheilah Kosco, Rapides Parish Library, Alexandria, LA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.