Goldilocks and the Three Bears by James. Marshall
(Picture Puffin Books)

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?What a sweet child,? says a newcomer in town about Goldilocks. ?That?s what you think,? a neighbor replies. For Goldilocks is one of those naughty little girls who does exactly as she pleases?even if that means sampling the three bears? porridge, breaking Baby Bear?s chair, and sleeping in his bed. James Marshall?s offbeat and inventive telling of this familiar tale will enchant readers, young and old. ?A delightfully irreverent retelling of an old favorite is illustrated with delicious humor and contemporary touches.? ? Booklist, starred review
 

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Published January 1, 1988 by Dial,. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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Although completely retold with his usual pungent wit and contemporary touches ("I don't mind if I do," says Goldilocks, as she tries out porridge, chair, and bed), Marshall retains the stories well-loved pattern, including Goldilocks escaping through the window (whereupon Baby Bear inquires, "Wh...

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With the same delightfully irreverent spirit that he brought to his retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood" (1987), Marshall enlivens another favorite.

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Goldilocks is a self-satisfied adventuress in this comical retelling, a 1988 Caldecott Honor book. The book boasts many jolly details and the pictures burst with color, said PW. Ages 4-8. (Jan.)

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The text, conversely, is completely free of metaphors or complex sentences, the story stripped to its tag-line essence: ""Who's been sitting in my chair?"" asks each bear parent as Little Bear laments, ""My chair's broken!"" The suspenseful scene as the bears find Goldilocks asleep in Little Bear...

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Goldilocks is a self-satisfied adventuress in this comical retelling, a 1988 Caldecott Honor book.

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