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The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Paul Galdone Classics) Hardcover – July 17, 1979
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From School Library Journal
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After reading this story to a kindergarten class, I had them dramatize it. This was a big hit! The children helped with the staging. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tina M.
My class loves this book! Great for shared reading with primary children.Published 1 month ago by GradeK Teacher
I remember this book from when I was little and I am glad to be able to share it now with my son.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
The artwork was fantastic, but I purchased the Kindle version and was disappointed for $4.95 because the pictures and text were redundant on the pages like they had been scanned... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jana Lollis
As I read the story to my class of 20 children, some waited anxious as I change my voice to represent each billy goat. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Edna E. Brown
My students enjoyed the Three Billy Goats Gruff but they are very young and were a little afraid of the Troll drawing:)Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
An old story well told. Great art and illustrations. Not too scary for 4 yr olds.Published 5 months ago by Alcyone68
This book was a lot smaller than the paperback version I have read. It does not do the book justice. I like the story, but not the hard cover version.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer