Saturday, November 24, 2012

Children's Book Review: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

Goldilocks and The Three Dinosaurs
Written and illustrated by:  Mo Willems
Published by: Balzer & Bray, 2012

Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur . . . and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway.

One day--for no particular reason--they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then--for no particular reason--they decided to go...someplace else. They were definitely NOT setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl.

Definitely not!

This new take on a fairy-tale classic is so funny and so original--it could only come from the brilliant mind of Mo Willems.

* If you haven't noticed from some of my previous book reviews, our family is big fans of Mo Willems.  When my daughter saw that he wrote this book she told us, "I know him.  He's written the pigeon books and the Elephant and Piggie books!"  The kids are very familiar with the classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears and have also heard several different variatons of the classic. The humor begins when you first open the cover and see the possible, crossed out titles including Goldilocks and the Three Naked Mole Rats and Goldilocks and the Three Clams.  Honestly, I think this book is geared more towards older kids.  My four and six year old I don't think quite "got" the humor but liked the story.  I found the book very enjoyable as an adult reading it.

This book was borrowed from the library.

Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.

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