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Title:
Goldy Luck and the three pandas
Author:
Yim, Natasha, author.
Publication Information:
Holland, OH : Dreamscape Media, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (9 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A careless Goldy Luck wreaks havoc on the home of a family of panda bears. She eats up the littlest panda's rice porridge, breaks his rocking chair, and rumples all the blankets on his futon. When Goldy takes responsibility for her actions, she makes a new friend (and a whole plate of turnip cakes!) just in time for Chinese New Year.
General Note:
"Read-a-long."

"A Chinese-American retelling of Goldilocks and the three bears."

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Language:
English
Reading Level:
Ages 3-8.
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Added Uniform Title:
Goldilocks and the three bears.
ISBN:
9781629235851
Format :
DVD

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Summary

A careless Goldy Luck wreaks havoc on the home of a family of panda bears. She eats up the littlest panda's rice porridge, breaks his rocking chair, and rumples all the blankets on his futon. When Goldy takes responsibility for her actions, she makes a new friend (and a whole plate of turnip cakes!) just in time for Chinese New Year.


Summary

A Chinese American retelling of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."--A careless Goldy Luck wreaks havoc on the home of a family of panda bears. She eats up the littlest panda's rice porridge, breaks his rocking chair, and rumples all the blankets on his futon. When Goldy takes responsibility for her actions, she makes a new friend (and a whole plate of turnip cakes!) just in time for Chinese New Year.


Author Notes

Natasha Yim is the author of Sacajawea of the Shoshone (Goosebottom, 2012); Cixi, ""The Dragon Empress"" (Goosebottom, 2001); and Otto's Rainy Day. She lives in Ukiah, California, with her family.


Reviews 3

Publisher's Weekly Review

Having set out to transpose the story of Goldilocks into the key of the Chinese New Year, Yim (Otto's Rainy Day) turns in a solid performance. The forest becomes a Chinese neighborhood, the bears become pandas, the porridge becomes congee (rice porridge), and the errand becomes Goldy Luck's delivery of turnip cakes to the parents of her friend Little Chan. "He never shares stuff with me," Goldy Luck grumbles, and her mother replies, "Wash away old arguments and be nice, or you'll have bad luck." Zong's (Orange Peel's Pocket) paintings provide additional information about life in a Chinese family with close looks at scenes inside both houses; there's even a household altar with offerings placed before a picture of a panda ancestor. In Goldilocks tradition, Goldy Luck wreaks havoc and the Chans discover her: "Look. It's Goldy Luck, sleeping on my futon!" The images and story emphasize family life, cooperation, security, and warmth, while author's notes explain Chinese notions of good fortune and the Chinese zodiac system, and supply a recipe for turnip cake. Ages 4-8. Author's agent: Karen Grencik, Red Fox Literary. Illustrator's agent: Studio Goodwin Sturges. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

It's Chinese New Year, and Goldy Luck's mother sends her to visit the Chan family with freshly cooked turnip cakes. As in the traditional Goldilocks story, the family of three bears (here pandas) are away, so Goldy eats Little Chan's congee, breaks his chair, falls asleep on his futon, and flees when the Chans return. Feeling guilty, Goldy Luck returns to the Chans with a bowl of hot congee to make amends, and the story ends as Goldy eats turnip cakes with the Chans. Cartoon-style illustrations add Chinese American elements to the story, such as the exchange of red envelopes, lanterns hanging above a rug with the Chinese zodiac, and a New Year's parade passing by. This composite of Goldilocks and Chinese New Year sometimes feels forced, but the Chinese American trappings provide an entertaining variation for seasonal storytimes. An author's note explaining customs and a recipe for turnip cakes are appended.--Perkins, Linda Copyright 2014 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 4-The retelling of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" is set in a Chinese urban landscape, where Goldy Luck is not living up to her name. The story begins with a Chinese New Year celebration, and Goldy's mom wakes her up so she can bring turnip cakes to the neighbors. After sampling their porridge (congee) and wrecking their furniture, Goldy settles into the bed of Little Chan, a panda who is not good at sharing. The Chan panda family arrives home, and when Goldy awakes, she runs out, embarrassed. Her sense of decency gets the better of her, and she returns to make amends. The story's simple, sweet, but didactic. The illustrations are bright, alluring, with Chinese cultural references. The DVD should be coupled with the actual picture book, because the text includes information about the Chinese New Year, which is lacking in the video. For example, children may wonder why losing a red envelope is so heartbreaking for Goldy. This is a supplemental purchase to primary programs that want to enhance their folklore or Chinese cultural collections.-Pamela Schembri, Newburgh Enlarged City School District, NY (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Excerpts

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When Goldy Luck was born, her mother said, "Year of the Golden Dragon--very lucky year. This child will have good luck." "She has a face as round as a gold coin," said her father. "This child will bring great wealth." But Goldy had neither great wealth nor good luck. In fact, she could never seem to keep money in her piggy bank, and she had a bad habit of breaking things. Excerpted from Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.