Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

The versatile Mo Willems, author and illustrator of popular picture books about the much loved Knuffle Bunny, the demanding Pigeon, and Early Readers featuring good friends Elephant and Piggie, has unleashed his creative humor into the realm of classic folk tales. Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs as retold by Willems, follows the basic plot of the familiar story featuring the three bears and an adventurous blond haired girl. But instead of porridge, the dinosaurs are preparing bowls of delicious chocolate pudding at varying temperatures. They seem to be setting a trap for an "unsuspecting kid" as they loudly announce their departure for "someplace else" -- not necessarily a walk in the woods.

Before long a "poorly supervised little girl named Goldlilocks" appears on the scene. She barges into the house, tastes the pudding and attempts to sit on some chairs. But they are all too tall -- as are the beds. Perplexed, Goldilocks soon realizes she is not in the home of the three bears and makes a hasty escape out the back door. Willems concludes with two morals to the story -- a practical one from the dinosaurs' perspective: Lock the back door! And a more existential moral for all: "If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave."

For another fun twist on the Goldilocks tale, be sure to see the new picture book: Goldilocks and Just One Bear, which reunites a grown up Goldilocks and Little Bear. Both stories recommended for ages 3 and up. But, of course, the humor is best appreciated by those already familiar with the original tale of The Three Bears.


"Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs" reviewed by Adelaide on May 28, 2015

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Book Title: 
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs   
Mo Willems   
Why did you decide to read this book? Did a friend suggest it? Did it have an interesting cover?: 
It had an interesting cover. It is by Mo Willems and I like his other stories.   
What is the story about?/What happened in the story?: 
The dinosaurs were at the house. There was a mom, and a dad, and a little dinosaur that was visiting. Goldilocks went to the house. She walked through the door. There was this smell that interested her. There was a ladder. She climbed it onto the counter. She started eating the food. She was so full she wanted to sit down. She went into the bedroom but the beds were too big. The dinosaurs were watching in the window. She stopped and thought to run out. The dinosaurs opened up the back door. The end.   
Why did you like this story? or Why did you not like this story?: 
I love this book because it involved dinosaurs.   
Other thoughts or feelings about this story? Anything else to add?: 
I was happy.   
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Average: 5 (1 vote)