GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Lorinda Bryan Cauley

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This at least is not a garish burlesque like Cauley's Story of the Three Little Pigs (1980); what it's actually most like, in its literalism and hokeyness, is the old McLoughlin toy-books: this is mass-market illustration--crudely conceived, drawn, and colored--in a trade-book package. (And, in fact, inferior to the bygone Rojankovsky Three Bears for Golden Books.) Nothing is communicated but the bare bones of the story and the fact that Goldilocks is a snip; the book also concludes, cloddishly, by having her mother scold her and Goldilocks herself repent. For a conventional rendering with some finesse, Paul Galdone's version is the one to stick with.

Pub Date: Aug. 28th, 1981
Publisher: Putnam