Fairy tales are European versions of African folk tales, so I personally do not consider this featured book as a retelling of the classic tale, Goldilocks and the Three Little Bears, though you will obviously spot the comparisons right away. So since folktales are the parents of fairy tales, The Ghanaian Goldilocks story is a return to the origins of African stories lost in transition and translation due to our enslavement. With that said, author Dr. Tamara Pizzoli has masterfully taken a classic African story and created an up-dated version that upholds the integrity of African culture and traditions. Additionally, The Ghanaian Goldilocks is a story that uses the universal concept of the trinity to teach children the principles of family, community and respect. The illustrated pages are dynamic and vibrant colored squares of quilt that complement the freshness of the story's folk-telling plot. In the true spirit of Sankofa, this story connects our past with our present and produces a work that beautifully makes something new from something old!