GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Steven Guarnaccia

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS

A Tale Moderne
Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

"Once upon a time, a family of bears lived in a split-level house deep in the forest. There was a big burly Papa Bear, a medium-sized Mama Bear, and their pint-sized Baby Bear." This hipster family—Papa sports a beret, dark glasses and a scruffy, beatnik beard—has furnished their split-level with the finest in modern design, which Goldilocks predictably abuses when she happens upon their house as the Bears go for a walk to let their chili cool off. Guarnaccia uses the same groovy style he employed for The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale (2010), isolating the Bears’ furniture (a Jacobsen "Egg" chair, a Noguchi chess table, a Nelson "Atom" clock, a Becchi "Anfibio” sofa, etc., all identified on the endpapers) in white space and employing off-kilter angles and a judicious use of neon lines on black. While some of the dialogue is a little odd (a dismayed Mama Bear expostulates, "Buzz fuzz!"), for the most part the retelling is both smooth and in keeping with the look of the book. The Bears have never been so cool. (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-8)
Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-8109-8966-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Abrams
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 2010




MORE BY STEVEN GUARNACCIA

ChildrenCINDERELLA by Steven Guarnaccia
by Steven Guarnaccia
ChildrenKNIT YOUR BIT by Deborah Hopkinson
by Deborah Hopkinson
ChildrenTHE THREE LITTLE PIGS by Steven Guarnaccia
by Steven Guarnaccia

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenGOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE DINOSAURS by Mo Willems
by Mo Willems
ChildrenGOLDI ROCKS & THE THREE BEARS by Corey Rosen Schwartz
by Corey Rosen Schwartz
ChildrenNOW WE ARE COOL by Susann Opel-Götz
by Susann Opel-Götz