Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Lauren Child

urlHere’s one of the most beautiful, interesting picture books I’ve seen in a long time. Everyone knows the story of Goldilocks, but Lauren Child, the author of the Charlie and Lola and Clarice Bean books, tells the story in a totally fresh new way. And the illustrations!! Goldilocks is a real doll, the three bears are clothed antique teddy bears, and a famous photographer has photographed the doll and the bears in beautiful stage sets. The bears’ cottage has grass growing on the roof, just like a centuries-old cottage in Europe. Inside the cottage is a miniature world full of realistic details like apples spilling out on the floor, little twig-framed pictures on the walls, and even a tiny pot of red shoe polish for Goldilocks’ red shoes. I have read this book aloud in many of my classes, and we all “oooohed” and “aaaaahed” over every page. It’s truly a stunning book for all ages.

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2 Comments on “Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Lauren Child”

  1. Kim Says:

    I’ve always loved the story of Goldilocks and the three little bears. One of my favorite picture books!

    Kim Drew

    • cpslibrary Says:

      Well, check this one out, Kim: you seriously won’t believe how amazing the pictures are. My sisters, mother and aunt were visiting last weekend, and they were all raving over it. I’m giving it to one of my sisters for her birthday present! And she’s not a child!

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