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The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone
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Dec 05, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: childrens, long_ago_but_fondly_remembered, library_lessons, folk_and_fairy_tales
Read in January, 2011

Wonderful for a wide variety of grade levels because you can focus on so many different aspects. For older students, it's great to read in conjuction with Palatini's The Three Silly Billies when talking about folk & fairy tales. It's also great when talking about descriptive language--there are many examples but my favorite is that instead of saying "an ugly troll lived under the bridge", Galdone says that the troll "was as mean as he was ugly." You can then point to the picture and ask the kids "How mean was he?" With younger students you can use it as a fairly tame intro to folk tales and it works well for pointing out similarities and differences, comparison (little, medium and biggest), & counting.

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