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The Three Bears (Little Golden Book) Hardcover – October 14, 2003

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Rob Hefferan?s whimsical artwork breathes new life into this family favorite. All children love to hear each bear say, ?Who?s been sitting on my chair?? knowing that Goldilocks is about to be discovered upstairs!

About the Author

Deceased. Born in Russia, FEODOR ROJANKOVSKY (1891-1970) immigrated to the United States in 1941. He immediately began working on books for his friend Georges Duplaix's company, Artists and Writers Guild, which had just begun to produce a new line of titles called Little Golden Books. Rojankovsky went on to become one of the most prolific illustrators of Golden Books. In 1956, he was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Frog Went A-Courtin' (Harcourt).
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Little Golden Book
  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Books; English Language edition (October 14, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375825762
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375825767
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #734,371 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By C. Holmes on March 8, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book is now a new favorite on my 2 year old's list. He loves the story and now has it partially memorized, I think. He has learned the concepts of too hot, too cold, and just right; as well as big, medium, and small. Hopefully he is learning from this classic story not to repeat the fresh behavior of Goldilocks. I think the repetition and sequencing of events in this story are appealing to little minds. The only reason I gave this book 4 stars is because sometimes the picture on the page preceeds the story and it hinders the flow of ideas.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Susan Cunningham on October 9, 2008
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I bought this book because I wanted a rendition of The Three Bears to read to my son. I chose a Little Golden Book because of their reputation for great stories and illustrations. I was sorely disappointed in this one. First of all, the illustrations were very rough. They looked like something a child might draw. Not at all what I expected from LGBs. Also, the quality of the book itself was a disappointment. The edges of the cover were razor sharp and I was concerned about my son getting cut while reading the book. I sent this one back to Amazon, and they refunded my money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Susan Allman-Carlo on September 9, 2008
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This book is a timeless, enduring children's classic. I have been reading this to my two year old granddaughter, Carolina Skye. Everytime I ask her to bring me a story to read to her, this is the one she chooses. She refers to it as "The Just Right Book!" This is because the baby bear's porridge, bed and chair are not too hot or to hard, but JUST RIGHT! She has been able to transfer this expression to many other situations...if I ask her if she likes something, she'll say, "It's Just Right!" She loves Goldilocks and the baby bear, but somehow thinks that her Grandmother & Grandfather are the MaMa & PaPa bear. Wonder where she got that idea? We only TALK for the characters every time we read it to her! This book truly is "JUST RIGHT!" Susan Boston September 9,08
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Darien Summers on April 26, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is a great retelling of an old classic, with colorful illustrations. My 4 year old daughter loves it, and can even read some of it herself. I highly recommend this book if you are looking to share the classics with your child.

If by chance you don't know much about this timeless story, it is about a young girl named Goldilocks (named Silver-Hair in the original version) who snooped around in a home when nobody was there. This house belonged to three bears: a father bear, a mother bear and a little bear. The girl ended up eating a bowl of porridge, breaking a chair and sleeping in the little bear's bed. When the bears come home, they quickly realize that somebody had been in their house; when they go into the bedroom, they find the girl. She doesn't get eaten.

The book is cute, and definitely appropriate for its age group. I hope you give it a try.

Darien Summers, author of The Mischievous Hare, a children's book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Arena TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 27, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Once upon a time there was an absolute treasure of a book that was loved by generations -- and it's back today with beautiful watercolor illustrations that help bring the story to life.

Recommended!
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By Queenie on March 16, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
When I threw a baby shower for one of my daughters, we asked everyone if they would bring a children's book with them so that my daughter would have a head start on books to read to the baby. My daughters all grew up with Little Golden Books (we had a ton of them in the house) so I decided to buy several of them for the Children's Book basket at my daughter's shower. She loved the books and it brought back many fond memories for her.
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By Mary Roberts on March 7, 2006
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My grandchildren and I have "talked about" the three bears for a long time...so I finally found this "Little Golden Book" and now we can read the story. They love for me to read it to them and truly enjoy the illustrations. They say always say the lines the bears speak in their own version of bear voices !! I am not sure who enjoys these readings more...my grandchildren or me.
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Format: Hardcover
My son is completly taken by this classic story. He ask for it to be read every day. He can quote the story almost word for word at 26mths. I like that it is published in the USA and take little room in the book case (thus leaving room for more books :0)). Golden books remain a classic true and tried book maker.
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