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The Three Snow Bears (original 2007; edition 2007)

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Title:The Three Snow Bears
Authors:Jan Brett
Other authors:Jan Brett (Illustrator)
Info:Putnam Juvenile (2007), Hardcover, 32 pages
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A fun and cross-cultural adaptation of the classic tale. This would be a great book to use alongside a copy of the original tale to do a compare & contrast activity with students. Maybe a Venn diagram could be incorporated to list the similarities and differences between the two versions.
  hugo.johnson | Aug 15, 2014 |
A familiar story told with a Great Northern Twist. The bears are Polar Bears, Aloo-ki tries on the Bears Muk-Luks, and tries out the sleeping bench. The illustrations are beautiful and add to the charm of this retelling. We also get a look into what the Three Bears are up to while they wait for the soup to cool.
  BrandiMichelle | Jun 9, 2014 |
In my opinion, The Three Snow Bears is a great book for several reasons. First, the story is a creative spin-off of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Jan Brett took a piece of traditional literature and created a similar story, but one which revolved around Eskimo and Inuit life. Besides a great multicultural piece, this book could also be used when comparing and contrasting to the original tale. I liked the characters because they were believable. Little Aloo-ki was curious enough to enter a bear’s igloo to try out their food, shoes, and beds. Just like Goldilocks, Aloo-ki entered the home and continued to try out their belongings until she found just the right one. For example, “She tipped up the littlest bowl and drank every drop. ‘Mmmm!’ she said. ‘Not too hot and not too cold.” Disappointingly, the ending of the story was quite sudden. The bears return home with Aloo-ki’s missing sled dogs, and Aloo-ki runs free! I wish there could have been a better ending, where the bears and Aloo-ki became friends. The ending leaves the reader waiting for more, but overall the book is good. The big idea of the story is to teach students about Eskimo and Inuit lifestyle, along with presenting a familiar tale in a new way. ( )
  esiera1 | Mar 18, 2014 |
In my opinion, this is a great twist of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This story has great illustrations. I like how there is a main picture, and then a border of pictures that surround it. The border pictures are made up of Arctic animals, and the main picture goes along with the story. I like how this book shows a different culture (Inuit), and exposes children to a different environment as well. The central message of this book is to not explore unknown environments. When Aloo-ki wonders into the igloo, she has no clue that the bears live there, and she could have been harmed. ( )
  kjacks26 | Mar 17, 2014 |
The illustrations in this book, like all of Brett's work, are superb. Kids enjoy examining the panels on each side of the main illustration to figure out action happening in other parts of the story. But I found it jarring that the little girl character makes no apology for her behavior, considering she steals Baby Bear's boots! I know the original Goldilocks is unrepentant, but Jan Brett makes a point of showing the bear family rescuing the little girl's team of sled dogs. It seems more than a little ungrateful to repay the bears by stealing their boots, and then weaving a cheery goodbye at the end. My students said, "Hey! She still got the Baby's boots!" ( )
  Turrean | Feb 15, 2014 |
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Aloo-ki glances up from fishing and sees her sled dogs floating off on an ice floe. She races after them and comes upon an igloo. Being a curious girl, she goes inside only to find no one home. That?s because the polar bear family who lives there is out walking while their breakfast cools off. Aloo-ki eats some soup, tries on their boots, and finally crawls into the smallest bed for a nap. Meanwhile, Papa, Mama, and Baby Bear see her dogs adrift, swim out to rescue them and return home to find Aloo-ki fast asleep in Baby Bear?s bed.

Jan traveled to the far North to meet the Inuit people and see the amazing land where they live. Dramatic illustrations capture the shimmering ice, snow and deep blue seas of the Arctic, and when Jan adds a raven-haired Inuit girl and her appealing huskies, an endearing family of polar bears, and playful Arctic animals in the borders, the result is one of her most beautiful picture books.

The decorative Inuit patterns and clothing Jan uses throughout are sure to attract adult fans and collectors while children will want to listen to and look at this exciting version of a well-loved story over and over again.



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Retells the story of Goldilocks, set in an Inuit village and featuring a family of polar bears.

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