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The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Jerry Pinkney

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

by Jerry Pinkney

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Beautifull illustrations by writer and illustrator Jerry Pinkney. I had never heard this folktale before. There were so many things I liked about this book. He plays with the color and size of words throughout the text to express emotion and enunciate words. I liked how in the Author's note Pinkney leaves space for an open discussion to a story he remembers from his childhood and how children's perceptions of characters can challenge us to think and pay more atention ( )
  MonikaNicole | Mar 17, 2018 |
Three billy goats want to cross over a bridge in order to get to a plush, green field of grass in order to get fat. However, there is a large troll that guards the bridge day and night so crossing would be no easy task. They crossed one by one, starting with the smallest goat, and they all fooled the troll by telling him that the next crossing goat would make a better meal than themselves. The troll believed them and let the first two goats pass without taking a bite out of them. Finally the largest billy goat crashed through the bridge's gate and began to cross the bridge, and when the troll tried to stop him he ran right through him and tossed him off the bridge. Now the troll has to watch all the billy goats cross his bridge without being able to stop them.
  sbizon16 | Feb 16, 2018 |
This book is about goats and they run into a mean old troll but in the end the mean troll gets consequences for being mean to all the goats. ( )
  jasminenesbitt1 | Jan 25, 2018 |
Three billy goats stand up to a bridge troll ( )
  spashinyan | Jan 25, 2018 |
a favorite childhood story, I like the spin on this version! 'Read' the endpages!! ( )
  melodyreads | Dec 24, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316341576, Hardcover)

A classic read-aloud favorite addressing the perennially hot topic of bullying, retold by multi-acclaimed artist Jerry Pinkney.

Jerry Pinkney puts his indelible stamp on another beloved folktale in the same vein as the Caldecott Medal-winning The Lion & the Mouse and the highly acclaimed The Tortoise & the Hare and The Grasshopper & the Ants.

When the three billy goats Gruff are hungry, they see bountiful grass to eat across an old bridge. But the bridge is home to a terrible troll, who is peckish himself, and looking for a tasty morsel to gobble up. In his interpretation of the timeless tale, Jerry Pinkney shows there's little good to come from greed--but in the end, redemption for even the most trollish bully is possible. A dramatic gatefold heightens the climax of this brilliant rendition.

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Three billy goats must outwit the big, ugly troll that lives under the bridge they have to cross on their way up the mountain.

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