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Rubia and the Three Osos

by Susan Middleton Elya

Other authors: Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)

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Retells the story of Goldilocks and the three bears in rhyming text interspersed with Spanish words, which are defined in a glossary.

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A familiar tale, the Three bears, is given a new treatment with many Spanish words used in an English story where children will be able to recognize the words,
  Gmomaj | Sep 28, 2019 |
See also: Little Roja Riding Hood, La Princesa and the Pea

In this version, Goldilocks is La Rubia, and though she eats the little bear's sopa and breaks his silla and sleeps in his cama, then flees, she returns, repentant, with soup she's made and helps little bear patch up his chair. The text rhymes, and Spanish words are sprinkled throughout with a glossary at the back. I found it a bit jarring the way Spanish nouns would be incorporated into the English text without their complete forms (e.g. sopa instead of la sopa), but it works well enough and introduces kids to another language. ( )
  JennyArch | Nov 14, 2018 |
a fun little spin off of goldilocks and the three bears but introduces a few Spanish words. great for introducing spanish vocabulary
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  TUCC | Jan 5, 2017 |
This story is a bilingual version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The bears in this story are of Hispanic decent and speak Spanish. The text intermingles mostly English words with some Spanish words in a rhyming fashion that makes this a fun read. The Spanish words are shown in a different color and there is a glossary with phonetics in the back of the book of all the Spanish words used in the story.

The illustrations in this book are wonderful and add a great deal of interest and support to the text of the story. The story line would probably be familiar to many of the students, so this is a nice way to introduce some Spanish into their vocabulary. Spanish speaking students would appreciate the incorporation of their first language into this classic story. This could lead to additional discussions about language and other cultures. And possibly a conversation about fairy tales that are common in Hispanic cultures that can then be read to the class. ( )
  zsvandyk | Apr 6, 2015 |
I liked the innovations in this retelling of Goldilocks. Although it is in English it includes a lot of Spanish words like, Mama, Papa, Bebe, and Osos (bears). It also has rhyme. I liked that the girl comes back to apologize to the bears. There is a glossary of Spanish words in the back of the book which includes how to say the words.
  jdhaynes | Feb 12, 2015 |
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