Sunday, January 13, 2013

Picture Book Review: Goldilocks and Just One Bear

Goldilocks and Just One Bear

Goldilocks and Just One Bear
Written and illustrated by:  Leigh Hodgkinson
Published by: Nosy Crow, 2011

* We have read many variations of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  This is another twist on the classic, from one of the bear's perspective.  A bear ends up lost in a big city and heads into Snooty Towers to take a rest.  He's hungry and tired and attempts to find some food and take a nap.  After some testing Bear settles on dry toast and a bean bag chair before finally finding a bed.  But then the family arrives home and discovers Bear in their house.  But Bear didn't walk into just anyone's house.  It was his old friend Goldilocks!  The two have a happy little reunion and after some porridge Bear heads back home.

I loved the use of the different fonts in the story and the illustrations are colorful, detailed, and humorous.  Be sure to check out the two page spread of Bear before he enters Snooty Towers.  I love the names of the stores, signs, and streets! 

This book was borrowed from the library.

Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.

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