Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems
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Synopsis

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs is a new take on the fairy-tale classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears, so funny and so original—it could only come from the brilliant mind of Mo Willems.

Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur . . . and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway.

One day—for no particular reason—they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then—for no particular reason—they decided to go . . . someplace else. They were definitely not setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl.

Definitely not!

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

 

About Mo Willems

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Mo Willems is a three-time Caldecott Honor-winning Dinosaur (for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny, and Knuffle Bunny Too). He also won two Geisel Medals for There Is a Bird on Your Head! and Are You Ready to Play Outside?, and a Geisel Honor for We Are in a Book! His books are perennial New York Times bestsellers, including Knuffle Bunny Free and Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator! Before he turned to making picture books, Mo was a writer and animator on Sesame Street, where he won six Emmys. Mo lives happily ever after with his family in Massachusetts.
 
Published September 4, 2012 by Balzer + Bray. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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A hilariously fractured fairy tale.

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Publishers Weekly

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In this sly sendup, Goldilocks (who could be a cousin of Knuffle Bunny’s Trixie) ventures into the home of three diabolical dinosaurs. Having cooked up three bowls of chocolate pudding and arranged t

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The New York Times

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Variations on Goldilocks, the Three Little Pigs and more.

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Publishers Weekly

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They are “definitely not hiding in the woods,” peeking fiendishly from the treetops, as “a poorly supervised little girl named Goldilocks came traipsing along.” Goldilocks doesn’t hesitate to enter the dinos’ house or stick her whole head in their food (“who cares about temperature ...

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City Book Review

There’s Mama Dinosaur and Papa Dinosaur and they also have a dinosaur visiting from Norway.

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Common Sense Media

It's ridiculous from the get-go, with not a baby dinosaur rounding out the family of three, as in the bear version, but "some other Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway."

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Deseret News

Willem's fractured tale replaces the three bears with dinosaurs who really are out to have a "succulent" meal of a little girl.

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It's ridiculous from the get-go, with not a baby dinosaur rounding out the family of three, as in the bear version, but "some other Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway."

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Scientific American

I wrote a book about a baby bat named Sam a couple of years back, so I’m always on the lookout for books by fellow bat lovers.

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