Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
One day--for no particular reason--they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then--for no particular reason--they decided to go...someplace else. They were definitely NOT se...more
Mo Willems has made a career out of doing the seemingly impossible. Who would have thought an author/illustrator could produce picture book after picture book that hold the exact same level of appeal and appropriateness for all ages, a hit with everyone from librarians to teachers to pre-readers to independent readers to the grownups w...more
"Once upon a time there were three hungry dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur, and some other Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway." What an intro! Sucks you right in doesn't it? They tidy up their house, prepare yummy chocolate pudding at different temperatures and just happen to go "somewhere else...more
"Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs" is appropriate for ages 4+ (Grades PreK+).
A pun off the original version of Goldilocks and...more
Willems, Mo. Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs. New York: Balzer & Bray, 2012. Print. 40 p.
A retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, this version by Mo Willems is comical in tone. Children will be entertained and amused with this twist on the traditional story. The accompanying illustrations are simple and child-like. Instead of three bears, Goldilocks enters the home of three dinosaurs. In this version, the dinosaur trio set a trap for Goldilocks with choc...more
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These are the books that I had read from the creative mind of Mo Willems and I will admit that I had enjoyed almost everything that Mo Willems has written over the years! Well, I just read Mo Willems’ most recent children’s book and that is called “Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs” and it is definitely one story that every children and adult will enjoy for many years!
Caldecott potential? (Of course, it's Mo Willems after all!)
To truly appreciate Mo Willem's take on "Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs," readers will need to be familiar with the classic, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." If so, the book is a great lesson in satire and irony - both in terms of text and in terms of illustration. Starting with the end papers, which show rejected ideas/titles for this story ("Goldilocks and the Three Robots," "Goldilocks and th...more
Now on to the picturebook, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems. Mo takes the classic Goldilocks story and throws it off center. Goldilocks is still a ditzy and self absorbed little girl, but instead of wondering into the home of be...more
Parents need to know that Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems twists the traditional fairy tale in fresh and silly ways that should delight both kids and parents reading aloud. Some very young and/or sensitive kids may find the dinosaurs and their intentions a little bit alarming, but for kids who live dinos and fairy tales, the prolific author of Don't Let Pigeon Drive the Bus, Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator!, and many other award-winning picture books has done it...more
Willems' detail-filled illustrations feature varied perspectives and a wide variety of facial expressions. Among my favorite details are the dino-sized telephone, a calendar, an entryway painting, and a particular doormat by the back door.
The fun inside the book starts and ends with the endpapers - rejected Variant titles. My faves...more
This book is for the younger audience. It puts a funny twist on the old story “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.” Instead of jus...more
Yes, we're going to have the requisite three bowls, three chairs and three beds but that's where the sim...more
There are three dinosaurs named Papa, Mama, and some dinosaur from Norway. They cook three bowls of delicious pudding and leave their home. They are trying to trap Goldilocks, who does indeed come along. This story is a little different from the traditional one because she eats all of the bowls of pudding, does not try the chair that is too tall because it is too much work, and does not try all of the beds. She thinks that she is in a bear's home, but begins to get suspicious when she re...more
Now the story:
The story starts out with a...more
From the flypaper to the back cover, Mo Willems has children and parents alike amused with this remake of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Through his Goldilocks, Willems conveys what the child in all of us would like to see happen in this fairy-tale. By the book's end, Goldilocks and the dinosaur family are left with different sorts of morals. Readers will delight in the simple, yet humorously detailed illustrations that cause new laughs on every page.
I chose Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs...more
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs has the wonderful tongue-in-cheek humor of the Elephant & Piggie books (my favorite of all Willems' work!): when Gold...more
Just in from Mo Willems is Goldilocks and The Three Bears…I mean, Dinosaurs. What?? Yes. DINOSAURS. Chocolate loving dinosaurs, to be exact. (If you’ve seen me at the store I’m usually wearing my blue dinosaur shirt and munching on chocolate, so this book couldn’t be more fitting for me.) Anyway, the story starts in the typical fashion of introducing the characters, but instead of a Papa Bear, Mama Bear, and Baby Bear it is Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur, and “...more
Mo Willems take on the story of Goldilocks is very funny. There is a trend to write fractured fairy tales for children. Looking at the story we all know from a different perspective or telling it in a different way. This book is an excellent way to introduce the genre to children. The story begins with the entrapment. Three dinosaurs are setting up little Goldilocks hoping she’ll break in and fulfill her si...more
In this original and hilarious book, Mo Williams uses the same premise of the Goldilocks and the Three Bears fairytale, but adds a sarcastic bite, that will make parents laugh and children giggle. Once again, Goldilocks wanders through the woods and stumbles upon an unlocked house where inside she finds three bowls of pudding, three chairs, and three beds. But the loud and plotting dinosaurs determined to have a child snack give themselves away and Goldilock...more
Funniest version of this story ever. Kids probably won't get the jokes until they're four or five, but you'll have a blast reading it to them no matter how old they are.
The three Dinosaurs went someplace Else and were definitely not hiding in the woods waiting for an uns...more
In addition to such picture books as Leonardo the Terrible Monster, Edwina the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct, and Time to Pee, Mo has created the Elephant and Piggie books, a series of early r...more