Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Goldilocks and Just One Bear

 Goldilocks and Just One Bear
by Leigh Hodgkinson
Candlewick, 2011.  Unpaged.  Picture Book

     The familiar story of Goldilocks gets the old switcheroo in this delightful story of a bear who gets lost outside of the forest and finds his way out of the noise of the streets into someone's apartment in a high-rise. By then he is hungry so he hopes for some porridge, but the first thing he eats is Too Soggy (fish out of the bowl); and the second is Too Crunchy (cat food from the other bowl) and the third is "on the DRY side, but it is better than nothing" (toast). This conventional flip-flop continues until the ending when the family comes home and the bear sees someone he may have met before. The great fun of this story comes at the end, a fun surprise for Goldilocks fans.

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