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The Three Silly Billies by Margie Palatini

The Three Silly Billies

by Margie Palatini, Barry Moser (Illustrator)

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Fun word play. Background knowledge of classic nursery rhymes and fairy tales a must. ( )
  engpunk77 | Aug 10, 2015 |
Margie Palanti is a genius! Fractured fairy tales know no bounds when she brings her verve, her vibe, and her vibrancy to old tales, spinning out something new, something grand, and something entirely silly. ( )
  Mad.River.Librarian | Apr 23, 2014 |
This book is by my all time favorite children's book author! I did not care for this book as much as I do her witch stories, but none the less it was entertaining. It was about three goats trying to pass over a bridge. The goats did not have enough money so they waited for more people with more money to join their group. Once they finally had enough money, the readers are able to see that the bridge the goats cross over is only a few feet long. ( )
  malindahodgson | Oct 1, 2013 |
This book is the marriage of fairy tales, mathematics, figurative language, and great storytelling. I was completely blown away by all this book had to offer. It was like a smorgasbord of eligible content all wrapped up in great writing. I could use this book in too many ways to count. If you don't see it, look harder. This book is a gold mine for teachers, and not just because so much was wedged into a single book. The real value here is that the story is good enough that the kids will be completely baited and hooked to do something with this. Give it a look. Build a lesson from it. Build a few lessons from it. This is a well of untapped potential. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689858620, Hardcover)

"Hold your horsepower," said the little man with a stamp, a stomp, and a snort. "This is a troll bridge. I'm the Troll. Now, start passing the buck."

Bill Bob, Billy Bo, and Just Plain Billy don't have enough money to cross the troll bridge. But by pooling their pennies with the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack, the Three SIlly Billies are able to pay the toll and cross the deep river in jolly good style. And there's a whopping surprise in store for the Troll!

As in Earthquack!, Margie Palatini and Barry Moser combine their talents to create an inventive new version of a favorite folktale.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:25 -0400)

Three billy goats, unable to cross a bridge because they cannot pay the toll, form a car pool with The Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack of beanstalk fame to get past the rude Troll.

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