HomeGroupsTalkExploreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Loading...

Three Billy Goats Fluff

by Rachael Mortimer

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
220497,378 (4.25)None
Trip-trap! Trip-trap! How is Mr. Troll supposed to sleep when the three Billy Goats Fluff keep trip-trapping over his bridge? Twice a day, they loudly cross it to eat the lush green grass in the field by Mr. Troll's home. (The grass makes their fleeces extra fluffy, important for Mother Goat's knitting business.) But when Mr. Troll threatens to eat them, Mother Goat has a fluffy plan to keep everyone happy in this funny twist on a classic fairy tale!… (more)
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 4 of 4
"The Three Billy Goats Fluff" really impressed me with its conflict resolution. The story begins with a troll that lives under a bridge and gets very agitated by the noise of the three billy goats' "trip-trapping" across his bridge. He has just moved there and was very unhappy with the lack of sleep he got; thus, he threatened to eat the goats if they didn't stop being loud. When they told their mother, who runs a knitting business, she came up with the solution of noise-less boots for the goats to where so they can cross the bridge silently. She related it back to her experience as a mother and understood where the troll is coming from. "Mother Goat listened to her Billy Goats and she thought about Mr. Troll. She knew what it was like to live withouit sleep; Little Billy Goat woke her up every night!" I like this a lot because it shows that kindness, empathy, and understanding can go a long way; there's no use in scheming against each other and getting vengeance. The illustrations are very cute and compliment the story nicely. It's definitely for younger readers (K-3rd), being that the language is very simple and each page only has a sentence or two. The story is told in 3rd person and the author is able to successfully redeem the troll by the end, which I think is a nice twist on a classic tale of a troll being completely unjustified and nasty. ( )
  scorco2 | Sep 10, 2015 |
Author: Rachel Mortimer
Title: The Three Billy Goats Fluff
Illustrator: Liz Pichon
Publisher: Scholastic
Date: 2013
Pages: 32
Type: Picture Book
Summary: Three little Billy goats kept running over the bridge to go play and eat in the grass. As they walked over the bridge their hooves were so loud they kept waking the troll. The troll kept getting grumpy because he just wanted to sleep so he kept threatening the goats. Well since the mother was good at sewing things out of their wool. So the mother goat made them little boats to put over the hooves so they wouldn't make a sound. The troll was so happy, and mother goat also made them the troll a blanket and earmuffs. That night the troll had the greatest sleep ever.

I enjoyed this book, it was cute. It has bright beautiful illustrations. It was a cute short story and even had a couple rhymes here and there! I think younger children will especially love it.
  emfro20 | Mar 25, 2014 |
I love how clever, colorful and peaceful this rendition is!! ( )
  emtimmins | May 15, 2013 |
A retell of Three Billy Goat Gruff. A story a friendship and compromise. The pictures help bring the story to live. I like the pictures and twist of the Billy Goat Gruff story. I would use this with PK-2nd grade. It could be used when doing on theme on the billy goats gruff. They can talk about what was the same and what different about them.
  1212bec | Nov 1, 2012 |
Showing 4 of 4
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Trip-trap! Trip-trap! How is Mr. Troll supposed to sleep when the three Billy Goats Fluff keep trip-trapping over his bridge? Twice a day, they loudly cross it to eat the lush green grass in the field by Mr. Troll's home. (The grass makes their fleeces extra fluffy, important for Mother Goat's knitting business.) But when Mr. Troll threatens to eat them, Mother Goat has a fluffy plan to keep everyone happy in this funny twist on a classic fairy tale!

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Popular covers

Quick Links

Rating

Average: (4.25)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5 2
4 3
4.5
5 3

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 164,460,155 books! | Top bar: Always visible