Me and You
A modern take on the traditional Goldilocks and the Three Bears but tells two stories at the same time; one in word form and the other in picture form.
The picture form is about a young girl who goes out shopping with her mum and gets lost in rough part of town. She finds the three bears’ house and once inside follows the story; eats porridge, breaks baby bear’s chair and falls asleep in its bed. The word form is Baby Bear’s story, and the upset on finding a strange ...more
This would make a good mentor text for point of view.
This is Goldilocks like you've never seen her before. Browne's new perspectives on the story are layered and enchanted. The lore and urban setting will change you're imaginings forever.
This is not the first time an author has given us the other side of a story - most noteably Jon Sciezska and Lane Smith gave ...more
However this book could be related through English. You could have the students act out the book with a play. They could rewrite the story from Goldilocks' point of view. Make a list of similarities between this version and the original Goldilocks. Which do the students prefer? And why?
His story of the Bear family stays true to form. While waiting for just-made porridge to cool, the family goes out for a stroll. Upon returning they are alerted to the presence of an intruder who ate porridge, broke a chair, and was sleeping in their bed. The bear family’s illustrations, done...more
Each left page, which illustrates Goldilocks--who appears to live near a rough neighborhood--are introduced as "snapshots" into her life: Goldilocks trudging through the streets, walking by shattered windows, bundling herself with her sweater against the cold wind. The "pictures" are black and white with just a hint of the red color of Goldilocks's hair peaking out beneath her hood.
Each right page is colorfully and youthfully illustrated, sho ...more
What I thought: Definitely a new take on an old favorite. The minimal text of the bears' story and the wordlessness of the girl's makes this perfect for preschoolers. The illustrations are great. I like he contrast between the bears (light) and the girl (dark).
Story Time Theme: Fairy Tales
This book tells two stories at one time, from goldilocks and from the Three Bears point of view. One story is about how a little bear and his family go to take a walk at the park while they wait for their porridge to cool down. The second story is about a little girl who ends up getting lost and stumbles upon the three bears house. Then both stories become one!
Very cute! Illustrations are very ...more
Anthony Browne, a Hans Christian Andersen Medalist, is the author-illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including SILLY BILLY and LITTLE BEAUTY. He lives in Kent, England.