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The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett
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Dec 15, 2008

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bookshelves: childrens-picture-books, winter
Read in December, 2008

This is basically a revision of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" but with an Inuit girl and three polar bears. So, cute idea, yes. I really appreciated the Inuit focus as there is a dearth of these cultural influences in books!!! However, some of the pictures were just a bit...um, too oddly realistic-mixed-with-cutesy for me. Like the bears look like real polar bears, a bit scary even, but wear cute sweaters. Also, I'm not sure what the "moral" of the story is as our "Goldilocks" runs off, "thanks" the bears, who wave bye-bye... um, so it's fine to just sneak into someone's house and steal their food and mess up their beds??? Still, kids will probably enjoy this unique take on the Goldilocks tale and it opens a great window of opportunity to discuss another culture.

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message 1: by Ann (new)

Ann Great review, and great insights. Sounds a tad "off the mark" but at least there's something to appreciate in it.

Amber And she stole baby bear's boots! ;-)

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