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The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Folk Tale Classics) Hardcover – September 6, 2011
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For example in the "Editorial Reviews From School Library Journal" the reviewer says that the 'goats are angry' and that 'the baby goat is wearing a diaper'. I assure you that none of these elements are present in the Paul Galdone version of the story. Neither is there a black leather jacket. (No wonder the reviewer didn't like it. Sounds dreadful.)
What you will find is a classic retelling of the story of troll versus goats; and the usual delightful Galdone artwork. *Look Inside* this book yourself and see.
Certainly my family has enjoyed this version.
F.Y.I. Many of the children were happy to see the troll wasn't killed only pushed off the bridge. It is sonething to mention if it goes unnoticed.
Overall I highly recommend this version over any other I have seen out there because of the illustrations, simple text and story flow.
The story is valuable for its humor and its read-aloud qualities: each goat trips across the bridge with a different sound, and the repetition of the story, with its dialogue between goats and trolls, is interactive and pleasing for young children. The troll is depicted frighteningly enough to seem a real threat without causing nightmares, and the tension builds toward a satisfying climax. While not essential, this is a very nice addition to a children's library. It is also available in an audio version.
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I love Billy Goats Gruff. This version has wonderful illustrations. Nice, big book.Published 2 months ago by Barbara A Dignan
A classic children't story and great for teaching prepositions (under the bridge, over the bridge, etc)Published 2 months ago by L. Rader
My kids loved this story. The only violence is at the end when the third billy goat butts the troll off the bridge.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Your standard folk tale. The kids love it and they have fun having it read to them during story time just before bed.Published 4 months ago by dave1004
Always a fun story to read over and over again. The kids never get tired of hearing this story and beg to hear it.Published 5 months ago by Skulls and Bones
This was my favorite book as a child, so I purchased it for my 14-month-old. She loves it because I make all the sound effects that my mom used to make for me when they go... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nieki Rodriguez