"The story is just as stuffed, wordy beyond effect, and without personality; the cautionary elements are thoroughly diluted, and the only suspense—in the encounter with the weasel—quickly dissipates. (Picture book/folklore. 3-8)"
Rosales spins the story of the three bears with African-American elements; Leola, in the Goldilocks role, runs off to do what she wants, in spite of her grandmother's warning not to go astray.
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