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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

3.99  ·  Rating Details  ·  241 Ratings  ·  57 Reviews
Papa Bear, Mama Bear, and Little Wee Bear go out for a morning walk, hoping by the time they get home their porridge will cool to the perfect temperature. But they don?t realize a jump-roping, curly-haired terror named Goldilocks is on the way. Things are about to get messy before the Bear family has a chance to eat their porridge. . . .
Paperback, 32 pages
Published April 2nd 2009 by Puffin Books
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Brooke Seidel
Title: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Author: Caralyn Beuhner
Illustrator: Caralyn Beuhner
Genre: European folktale
Theme(s): Only use something if it fits you perfectly. Don’t go into an unknown house.
Opening line/sentence: Once upon a time, in a little house in the woods, there lived a family of bears.
Brief Book Summary: A mother, father, and baby bear are all eating their porridge for breakfast. Since the baby bear’s porridge is too cold the family decides to go for a walk. While on their walk,
Crysta Xue
Sep 22, 2014 Crysta Xue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-lit
I really loved the art in this one and the few differences it had for the story I grew up with. Goldilocks instead of being this tame girl who seems only lost and curious, this Goldilocks seems starving, destructive and full of energy. I liked how she at all the cool porridge not just little bear's, she jumped on the chairs instead of just sitting on them, and she laid on the beds only to find them hard, so soft she bounces out, or just right. Sleeping there in the just right bed she doesn't not ...more
Nicholas Linsk
Mar 05, 2014 Nicholas Linsk rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the first things that I notice when opening this book was on how lifelike the illustrations are. For one minute I even thought that the pictures were in 3D they were that good. The illustrator did a great job in paying very close attention to detail. I love how the author even showed the bears expressions. You could really tell how each of the characters were feeling throughout the story. Every aspect of this book was well done, including the format, the story line, and the layout of the ...more
Moses Parker
Feb 29, 2012 Moses Parker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This Goldilocks and the Three Bears seems like it take place in the western part of the United States with it log cabinet house and furniture. The clothes and furnishing seems reminiscent of the fifties even though this book was published 2007. The story starts out like the traditional tale but the baby is always having something smart to say. In this case when papa and mama bear said their porridge was too hot baby bear said his was just right with a mouthful porridge. When the bear parents dec ...more
Whitney Wahlen
Sep 22, 2014 Whitney Wahlen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've heard this story numerous times and I have always loved it! But I especially loved reading this particular book because of the twist the author put on some small things in the story. Goldilocks was very enthusiastic and bouncy with a jumprope! It was something exciting that's different from the original that will keep the readers hooked and make the book unique. The illustrations were great with colors everywhere and details that aren't usually in other books. Such a great book! Loved it!
Kelly Ramsey
Feb 25, 2014 Kelly Ramsey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fairy-tales
This book is so fun with an old fairy tale classic with updated pictures from when i was little girl . This book is just a very fun suspense book waiting to see if Goldilocks gets caught! The children can and will get really involved and asking many different questions and chance to get the answer to the senario.

this book can be used in the class room in the math or muniplitaives are because the children will learn the difffrnecs in size and weight big or small.
I think this is the best traditional literature book a young reader could ever read. I truly consider it a piece of literature. Almost every person I know has grown up reading this books. Just like Little Red Riding Hood, there are many twists and spins to this book as well. Many others have come up with their own stories on how Goldilocks has entered the home. This is one of my all-time favorite books. Definitely recommend to younger children (preschool-3rd).
Jan 08, 2015 Andrea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the illustrations in this adaptation. They are very child-friendly and very bright. I loved the look of Goldilocks! In other versions I have read she looks very nice and sweet but in this version she looks like the troublemaker that she is! I highly recommend this to any school teacher because of how child friendly it is.
Dec 04, 2013 Rodrigo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Goldilocks and the three bears, this story definitely says children's book. The moral of the story is that one day curiosity may get the best of you, something that Goldilocks herself definitely experienced in this story. Because of her curiosity she almost got caught sneaking into a bear family's home, and invading their personal space and things, to her luck she did get caught but had just enough time to escape. The pictures in the book are very detailed; each page has either big or small draw ...more
Matthew Triplett
Jan 11, 2014 Matthew Triplett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: january
I thought that this book was really fun visually. We all know how the story goes but the art work in this book really caught me eye. Goldilocks was probably my character because she was drawn to be the little girl that never stops. I love that through the whole book she can't stop jumping with her jump rope because she has too much energy. I gave this book four stars because I think that this book would be a good addition to any classroom.

-Matthew Triplett
Amy Schmitz
This version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears provides a fun twist that children will love. Goldilocks is an exciting character who gets into trouble. She goes skipping around the bears house with her jump rope and leaves things out of place. When the bears return from their walk they find signs of someone sitting in their chairs, eating their porridge and sleeping in their beds. Little Wee Bear finds Goldilocks still sleeping in his bed and they send her running out the window. This version pr ...more
Mandy Scheuren
Caralyn Buehner puts a spin on one of the favorite nursery tales. The story still consists of Papa Bear, Mama Bear and “Little Wee Bear”. Buehner doesn’t stray too far from the original story; three bowls of porridge, three chairs and three beds all figure into the mix. This outrageously frilly, jump-roping Goldilocks skips through the bears’ house singing “Tra-la-la and tee-hee-hee, won’t you come and jump with me?” Her wide-eyed glee makes a hilarious contrast with the polite bear family. Youn ...more
Samantha Hagler
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a classic story that must always be passed down and kept alive. Everyone knows this story, but this particular author does her own unique and funny retelling of this familiar story. This book could be used to teach sequence of events as well as the use of repetition. The authors, Caralyn and Mark Buehner, use their own craft in retelling this story. They capitalize and italicize certain words. This particular book could be used to get students to pick out differ ...more
Leslie Bucklew
I thought this was a nice twist, but this was not my favorite book by Caralyn.
Mar 19, 2016 Tiffany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pre-k
We did reader's theater for this book this week. It was too cute!
Mary Sesar
This book is a cute version of the original Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Goldilocks comes on by and tastes all the porridge until she finds the perfect taste, sits in all the chairs until one enough is comfy enough, and tries out all the beds until one is cozy enough. The bears come back and are all freaking out because they know something has been tampering with their stuff.
I think this would be a good book to use along with the original to help teach kids to compare and contrast between two
Ashley Fischer
This always seems to be an enjoyable text for children. This book can be for younger children as well—the circle text makes it an easier reading for students to predict what will happen next. Children seem to love talking animal characters and this story does great at using the talking bear characters. The pictures in this particular book are not as great as what I think they could be. They don’t really draw me in and they don’t really use nice bright colors and are not of great realistic detail ...more
Allie Pierskalla
Nov 06, 2014 Allie Pierskalla rated it it was amazing
This book is a classic for all ages. There are bears hidden in every picture and that would be fun to point out while reading it to kids. I would add this book to my collection for sure.
This is a fun version of the original story, and it's great because it doesn't stray from the original, nor does it get weird or artsy-fartsy; it simply has its own personality. The illustrations are adorable and the bears are made a little more personable. I also thought it a great technique that Goldilocks speaks in rhyme while everybody/thing else, including the narration, speaks in simple prose. A fun read - especially if you're comparing various versions of fairy tales.
Brittney Pierce
Oct 24, 2012 Brittney Pierce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Goldilocks as a very intrusive little girl. A family of three bears left to go on a walk so their porage could cool down. Goldilocks lets herself into their house and breaks the chairs, eats their porage, and sleeps in their beds. She is finally caught sleeping in little bears bed; she then escapes by jumping out of the window. Has her mother ever taught her any manners? This story is funny and I believe most children would enjoy reading this story.
Elizabeth Burr
This book is so fun the old fairy tales with updated pictures from when i was little. this book is just a fun suspense waiting to see if Goldilocks gets caught! children can get really involved and ask all different questions and chance the senario.

this book is such a great way to add math to your reading by measuring from big, medium to small and other things.
May 25, 2012 Relyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teachers, parents, kids
Recommended to Relyn by: spotted on my library website
Shelves: lawsonland
Back when I was searching for the perfect Goldilocks story, I requested this from my library. It took a month to come. It's adorable and fun with good illustrations. Not amazing or very different from the others - just a nice version.

Lesson Connections
~ Reader's Workshop - Goldilocks Method of choosing a Just Right Book
This classic story is a favorite of all my grandchildren. My copy came with the CD when I purchased it years ago, so they love listening to the story as they turn the pages, "all by myself" and I like that they can enjoy a book independently. The sound effects on the CD are an excellent addition to their reading enjoyment.
Sung Baick
This classic is always a fun book to read to/with young kids. Aside from it being a great read-aloud, teachers can use this book to talk about a repeating pattern throughout the whole book. Each scene always talks about the papa bear first, mama bear second, and the baby bear last. I would recommend this book for k-2.
This book used rhyming to produce a silly remake of a very familiar book and this book is great for young children when planning something for phonemic awareness. This is also a great book to use to teach young children about valuing other people's belongings and the value of family.
Apr 16, 2009 Whitney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book! The pictures are amazing and the story is a really fun version of the original. I used this book to teach sequencing to my first-graders and it was awesome! They loved being able to put the pictures back in order and were very engaged during the story.
Jan 01, 2012 Andrea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-library
This version is a little nontraditional, but I liked it. It was kind of funny, and Melanie shocked me by sitting through almost the whole thing. It is pretty far above what I would expect for her age, but one she picked herself at the library.
Martha Newsom
Dec 03, 2012 Martha Newsom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: traditional
This was always a favorite tale of mine when I was younger. It was catchy, but also taught the moral of not bothering things that don't belong to you. I enjoyed the illustrations in this book and think it is great for children of all ages.
Breana Vining
Trying to figure who at pooridge, who has been sitting in their chairs, and who has been sleeping in their bed, this story shows children that it is not the greatest idea to enter someone's home and utilize their belongings without permission.
Aug 21, 2013 Thuy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ha! hilarious. my DD loved it, and I loved reading it to her. the bears have this twang to their lines. like I was listening to Davy crocket type of vernacular, or leave it to beaver. no present day slang at all. it's great.
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