THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF; THE THREE BEARS AND GOLDILOCKS; PELLE'S NEW SUIT from Elsa Beskow by Nova-Ed. Nestrick

THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF; THE THREE BEARS AND GOLDILOCKS; PELLE'S NEW SUIT from Elsa Beskow

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KIRKUS REVIEW

To as this is a new series. In each case there has been slight simplification of vocabulary, gearing the text more to the read to themselves crowd of second graders than to the listeners for whom these were originally intended. No set number of words- which is a relief enough of the repetition and the story line to capture the flavor of the originals. But this reporter confesses to missing the familiar pattern, particularly in The Three Bears, and wonders whether this might not perhaps confuse the child to whom it was already so familiar as to provide a good come-on in reading alone....The Bruno Frost pictures in Pelle's New Suit are a pleasant improvement over some of the attempts made to illustrate this classic from the Swedish, but still do not rival the Beskow originals. In size and shape the book is easier to handle for the child reader...Barbara Remington's pictures in the other two volumes are nice when no human faces or figures appear-and then, oh dear, we don't like them at all.... The titles now being published are:-

Pub Date: Oct. 18th, 1962
Publisher: Platt & Munk