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Beautiful illustrations but too politically correct,
This review is from: Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Paperback)
The illustrations in the book are gorgeous. However, they are possibly too complex for young readers. Still, the illustrations are beautiful. I really object to the descriptions of the three bears. Papa bear has become a "great, huge bear" and mama bear the "middle-sized bear" while baby bear is now a "little, small, wee bear". Ridiculous! The story has gone from a family of bears, whose home is invaded by a (beautifully drawn) little girl, to an unrelated collection of bears of varying sizes that make the story clunky to read, for no obvious benefit to the story or anything else besides some distorted sense of political correctness. I've returned the book, and suggest that you look elsewhere for the classic story.
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Initial post: Feb 24, 2011 7:23:00 PM PST
I don't think it's political correctness, but the author trying to stick to the original story. Because actually the original story is three different sized bears, not a family of bears. The family of bears was probably an interpretation made by a child that is now put into every story. It's an interpretation, I think, best left up to the individual child. The less detail you give them, the more they have to come up with themselves.
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