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Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Jan Brett
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Feb 15, 2011

it was amazing
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I have yet to read a book by Jan Brett where the story falls flat and doesn't impress me. I can not say enough good things about Brett or her version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This story is a timeless folk story that will never lose it's allure. Jan Brett retold the story without adding too much information and she was clever to describe the bears by their sizes instead of by the names, Papa, Mama, and baby bear. The rest of her storytelling lies in her vivid and detailed artwork. It takes longer to enjoy the artwork than it does to read the story. Children and adults alike can appreciate the beautiful pictures. She has won many awards for this book:

Parent's Choice Award 1990
American Library Association Booklist Magazine Editor's Choice 1987
Newsweek Magazine Best of Year 1987
Parent's Magazine Best of Year 1987

Although this book has not won a Newberry or a Caldecott Medal, it is clear that Brett's work for this book and many of her other books is valued and appreciated through parents, children and educators.

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