GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Jonathan Langley

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS

Age Range: 4 - 8
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Another wittily embellished update in the manner of Langley's Rumpelstiltskin (1992). Father ``George'' vacuums and makes the porridge; Mother ``Mavis's'' chair may be softest, but she's the one who mends little ``Brian's'' chair with an electric drill; their cozy home has dozens of bear motifs to discover, Ö la L. L. Brooke. The lively text varies familiar litanies to good effect--Mother Bear's voice is ``mellow'' as well as ``middle- sized,'' gently extending young vocabularies while affectionately parodying the original. The full humor is realized in the amusingly detailed art, where every stance and face expresses character and emotion. This doesn't have quite the verve or the delicious irreverence of James Marshall's retelling (1988); still, it's charming enough to deserve a place in most collections. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: March 30th, 1993
ISBN: 0-06-020814-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 1993




MORE BY JONATHAN LANGLEY

ChildrenI VERY REALLY MISS YOU by Jane Kemp
by Jane Kemp
ChildrenTHE FAIRYTALE CAKE by Mark Sperring
by Mark Sperring
ChildrenOWW! by Michael Rosen
by Michael Rosen