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The Ghanaian Goldilocks [Kindle Edition]

Tamara Pizzoli , Phil Howell
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Set in Accra, Ghana, The Ghanaian Goldilocks is a modern twist on the classic Goldilocks fairytale. Like traditional kente cloth, West African culture and themes are woven seamlessly into the story of a boy with sun lightened hair named Kofi, better known to his friends and family as Goldilocks. Like the Goldilocks in the traditional tale, Kofi has been known to get into some trouble here and there, but it's an unexpected visit to a neighbor's house that teaches him a valuable lesson of a lifetime.

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About the Author

Dr. Tamara Pizzoli is a native of Killeen, Texas who now splits her time between Italy, America & her imagination. She is the mom of two of the most fantastic people on Earth, Noah and Milo, and writes stories often and from the heart. The Ghanaian Goldilocks is her first published book.

Product Details

  • File Size: 7084 KB
  • Print Length: 18 pages
  • Publisher: The English Schoolhouse (June 6, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LOCI230
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #266,632 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Dr. Tamara Pizzoli does a wonderful job of telling a story about a curious little boy who learns a lesson in responsibility and honor.
So many times children will take the easy way out of a difficult situation. However, in this case, the story line takes a different approach showing that children do have morals and values. An important lesson is learned for not only children, but adults. It takes a village to make any child feel forgiveness and love, no matter what he/she has done. The illustrations, by Phil Howell, are absolutely beautiful. Colors are woven throughout The Ghanaian Goldilocks making the pages come alive with the story line. This book is a must read!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Add the Ghanaian Goldilocks to your Library! July 2, 2014
By Cherish
The Ghanaian Goldilocks is an intriguing tale with vivid illustrations. All three of my daughters, with varied interests and reading levels, loved this common tale with a new twist. This is an enjoyable read aloud for families and students!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super book July 2, 2014
By frenchy
Awesome story! easy to read! Love the African references! Bright colors A+++ Way to go Dr Tamara
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, Vivid and Fresh Spin on an Old Classic August 5, 2014
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From the first page to the last, the Ghanaian Goldilocks mesmerized me and kept me smiling. With it's lovely language and beautiful imagery, the book is a great read for kids of all ages (I don't have kids and loved it). The author has a way with words that draws you in and makes you feel like you are eating the fufu and trying on the clothes. The illustrations are spot on, so vivid and beautiful. As someone who's spent time in Ghana, the geographical and culture references are spot on and take me back to one of the best vacations of my life. Thanks so much for turning this beautiful and creative idea into reality. I know children (and parents) around the world will really enjoy. Perhaps there will be a series of Kofi's adventures a la Curious George style (hint hint no pressure). Great job and looking forward to reading more from this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Cultural Education Done Right July 23, 2014
What an incredibly clever way to infuse Ghanaian culture into a classic story. Using such a familiar tale to explore unfamiliar themes and objects( ie. playing Pombo) from the Ghanaian lifestyles helps children easily learn about other cultures such as Ghana. I love the thoughtful twist an added lesson about making the decisions and the right choices as well as really educating children about using other peoples things without asking which I feel is lacking in the original tale. I have never been to Ghana but to me the illustrations seem to capture it's essence so beautifully that I want to go! I was anxious to see each and every page! What a beautiful heartfelt story with lots of education on manors and culture infused!
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5.0 out of 5 stars More than just a Children's storybook! August 5, 2014
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I saw this Author and met her mother today! They're both just as beautiful inside as on the outside...Now to the book: I read this book to 2 of my grandsons, ages 3 (Ryder) and 6 (Elijah). They sat there in rapt attention throughout the story. They loved the colorful artwork and they loved the story! At the end, I asked Elijah what it meant to 'feel at home, but remember that you're not at home.' He explained it perfectly! I was glad that he "got" it. That is a lesson that I will reiterate to my grandchildren as they grow up so that they will have "good home training." Dr. Pizzoli, Thank you for sharing the culture of Ghana and the lessons EVERYone can learn from this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic July 22, 2014
By Alex F.
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Timeless classic with a modern twist that seamlessly linked the best of both worlds. In a time where entertainment rules over substance, Dr. Pizzoli's refreshing, nostalgic storytelling style will awaken the kid in readers of ALL ages! Her complex simplicity flows through this medium, as her characters assist in the message. The warm colors of the book's beautiful illustrations, mirrored the warmth of the its characters, will gravitate you into the story's loving community. Dr. Pizzoli's talent is one to be reckoned with and I can't wait to see what else she has in store. A must read I wholeheartedly endorse! Keep on Dr. Pizzoli, keep on!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kofi + Goldie= Gr8ness! July 19, 2014
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Simply put, this book is fantastic! The Ghanaian Goldilocks is the perfect passport for any audience (yes, grown folk too:) seeking the commonalities of the classic and the culturally inclusive characteristics of modern storytelling. Dr. Tamara Pizzoli's take on this tale not only entertains and informs, it inspires inquiry which leads the reader to discovery. Dr. Pizzoli's clever writing and unique delivery adds flavor and hue to a story that we THOUGHT we knew, as she politely and intently invites the reader to THINK AGAIN! Not enough gr8 things to say about this work and the gr8ness to come from this outstanding author!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Kofi Approves!
My son and I really enjoyed reading this book, especially because his middle name is Kofi!
Published 4 days ago by A. Harrison
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story
I loved this story! I love the fact that the story incorporates Afrikan heritage, pride and a lesson within the story. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Afrikan Goddess
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I bought this book for my daughter and she absolutely LOVES it!
Published 1 month ago by Eclectic Creation
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Story ... Bad Quality
I loved the story, but the book is more like a pamphlet than a book. The cover is laminated plastic. The pages appear to be regular printer paper. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Avid TX Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it!!!!!!!!
Published 3 months ago by mschaun2u
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a well written version with awesome illustrations. Keeps kids'...
Such a well written version with awesome illustrations. Keeps kids' interest to the end! Would be a fantastic addition to a school library or a personal one! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Teresa W.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I enjoyed reading your book, I know my grandson will enjoyed them when he is older.
Published 4 months ago by kenkita
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!!!
Refreshing to have a book like Ghanian for my little one! Loved the illustrations and especially the writing!!! Looking forward to more from Dr. Tamara Pizzoli! :)
Published 4 months ago by jhudson
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Kofi (AKA The Ghanaian Goldilocks)!!!
As a kindergarten teacher, I am always looking for books that introduce culture to my students. The Ghanaian Goldilocks goes above and beyond that! Read more
Published 5 months ago by jamie masters
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My daughter loved it
Published 5 months ago by Simon
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