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Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Jan Brett
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears (edition 1996)

by Jan Brett (Illustrator)

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Lost in the woods, a tired and hungry girl finds the house of the three bears where she helps herself to food and goes to sleep.
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Title:Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Authors:Jan Brett (Illustrator)
Info:Putnam & Grosset (1996), 32 pages
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Each picture shows the effect of Goldilocks actions and how the bears react at the end. The illustrations captured my attention as they drew me in with their unique style. The author uses a mixture of fantasy, cartoon and reality to portray their message. It is a classic plot to support the overall theme of every action has a reaction.
  NMiller22 | Jul 18, 2019 |
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a very interesting story about what is right or wrong in our everyday life. The author uses a great job of showing how ones actions may affect other people through illustrations. Each picture shows the effect of Goldilocks actions and how the bears react at the end. The illustrations captured my attention as they drew me in with their unique style. The author uses a mixture of fantasy, cartoon and reality to portray their message. It is a classic plot to support the overall theme of every action has a reaction. ( )
  adanic1 | Apr 16, 2019 |
A curious girl named Goldilocks makes her self at home in the three bears house while they are out for a walk. She tries out each one of theirs porridge, chairs and beds trying to find the perfect one to eat, sit and sleep in. The Bears come back to find their porridge has been eaten, someone sat in their chairs and have slept in their beds. They come to find Goldilocks still asleep in baby bears bed. Goldilocks is woken, screaming in fright and from her scream, the bears also scream making Goldilocks jump out the window. From that day, she had learned her lesson to never trespass again. ( )
  Larmand | Mar 19, 2019 |
The classic retelling of Goldilocks and the three bears.
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  TUCC | May 29, 2018 |
Jan Brett's books were a lot of my childhood. She was my mother's favorite children's book author I believe. I just cannot get over the detail of her illustrations. She went to The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and it shows! Each illustration is sided with glimpses of alternate characters or scenes within the story line. Also so much of her work is Scandinavian inspired which is cool to see since I am mostly Norwegian. Goldilocks as a tale is not particularly wavering from author to author. She's blonde, she wanders into a bears house and steals or breaks their belongings. The thing that makes this book special or set apart from other retellings are the illustrations and Brett's focus on Scandinavia, as I mentioned before, because it simply fits the characters. ( )
  signecbaum | Mar 27, 2018 |
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Brett's retelling, adapted from Andrew Lang, is strong and smooth. These well-heeled Scandinavian-looking bears live in a house that would put yuppy collectors of country homes and folk art to shame, and the elaborate, imaginative, and richly colored designs bear repeated viewings. Every tuft of beary fur is clear, every item of clothing is ornamented, and every article of furniture is carved, patterned, or decorated. Bear motifs are repeated throughout, including carved bear beds, handmade bear porridge bowls, and a solid bear door. Brett's use of borders continues to expand upon the storyline. Here wide woody borders in the double-page spreads contain elements of the action occuring elsewhere. They alternate with simple narrow borders in the single-page illustrations. Personality emerges nicely. The ``little, small, wee'' bear bumbles into everything, and the great huge bear is alternately gentle and gruff, but the middle-sized bear attracts little direct attention. Goldilocks is somewhat less successful. At first, her face is finely drawn, but in later pages it's a bit flattened. Overall, some readers might wish for less decorations and some imaginative space, and may be overwhelmed by the amount of detail, but Brett's fans will be delighted.
added by ReneHohls | editSchool Library Journal, December 1987, Vol. 34, p70, 1p, Leda Schubert (Dec 1, 1987)
 
In a charming new edition of a favorite nursery tale, Brett closely follows the traditional text used by Leslie Brooke with only a few updatings (the bears no longer open their bedroom window in the morning), embellishments (nuts and honey in the porridge), and emendations (the bears walk in the woods ""while the porridge was cooling,"" a simplification of ""that they might not burn their mouths by beginning too soon to eat it""). Brett's now-familiar use of Eastern European folk motifs and decorative borders is well-suited to the story, and employed very much in Brooke's spirit: the cosy forest home is furnished with belongings decorated with bees, berries, sunflowers, and all manner of things pertaining to bears. The softer-toned borders emulate carved wood and incorporate amplyifing vignettes; in addition, they include an enchanting series of mice, who also coexist peaceably with the bears in the brightly colored illustrations and, in fact, are shown on the title page as the diminutive artists who have reproduced themselves in wood. This sumptuously detailed world provides the background for a Goldilocks with flaxen braids and for precisely characterized bears that are largeand solid enough to inspire delicious awe. Perfect to share with individual or group, this belongs on everyone's list.
 

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