PreS-Gr. 1. Is there room for two more versions of Goldilocks? Yes, if it's space for these two. Although as different from each other as peas and pies, both are delightful and will attract their own audience, with some children preferring the traditional story and others gravitating to the fresh and funny version. Although Aylesworth follows the standard telling, he adds decorative touches in the text. McClintock's art is also traditional. Executed in watercolor, sepia ink, and gouache, her pictures have a nodding acquaintance with Tenniel's artwork for Alice, but the Victorian sensibility is interrupted here and there with some humorous details, particularly the expressions on Goldilock's face. Stanley's Goldie is a modern-day kid. She has definite likes and dislikes about food, clothes, and even friends: Jenny is too boring; Alicia is too snobby. One day, Goldie gets off the school bus at the wrong stop and wanders into a strange house. Children may think they know the rest, but in the end, the little bear girl turns out to be just the friend Goldie has been looking for. Stanley's art, so sophisticated in her biographies, is delightfully childlike here, with lots of fun in every scene. Ilene Cooper
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A different version of an old classic. This is neat with cute pictures, my older child loved it! Not bad for adults to read to them like some!Published 18 months ago by Beverly A. Ferguson
My almost three year old son loves this book! Its such a sweet story that lets your child know that its okay to want things a certain way (the way they like to eat,sleep ect) and... Read morePublished 22 months ago by karategirLL
I have come across this author's other alternative takes on folk tales, but they are all too long to hold my 2 year old's attention. This book, however, is a perfect length. Read morePublished on January 24, 2011 by A. C. Johnson
Anyone who has a two year old in their life "who knows exactly what she likes and what she doesn't" needs to get this book-a variation that improves on the original Goldilocks and... Read morePublished on July 10, 2009 by Katy Did