Dusty Locks and the Three Bears by Susan Lowell

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A wild and funny Southwestern Goldilocks.

Way out West live three bears who like to keep their cabin neat and tidy. But one day while they're out for a walk, a dirty little girl named Dusty Locks barges in and helps herself to their supper of beans. The big bear's beans are so full of chile peppers that she burns her mouth. The middle bear's beans don't even have any salt. But the bear cub's beans are just right, so Dusty Locks gobbles them all up. When the bears come home to find their nice, neat house looking like it's been hit by a whirlwind, they get riled -- and Dusty Locks runs home so fast the dust doesn't settle for a week.

The talented team that created Little Red Cowboy Hat works its hilarious magic again in this lively western retelling of Goldilocks.

About Susan Lowell

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Susan Lowell comes from a long line of ranchers. She spends part of her time on a small ranch in the desert and the rest of her time in Tucson, Arizona. She is the author of several best-selling books for children, including Little Red Cowboy Hat and The Three Little Javelinas.Randy Cecill is the illustrator of Little Red Cowboy Hat, as well as The Singing Chick by Victoria Stenmark. He lives in Houston, Texas.
Published May 1, 2001 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Non-fiction

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Lowell trots out a good bunch of expressions—“cross as two sticks” and “no more manners than a pig in a peach orchard”—and the tale sparks with pert humor: When the bears find Dusty Locks sleeping in the cub’s bed, Mama Bear notes, “Smells mighty whiffy in here!” And though the story’s momentum i...

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So it comes as no surprise that this spunky gal hardly minds her manners while breaking into and entering the log cabin of the bear family (consisting of a "little bitty bear cub, just knee-high to a bumblebee,...

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