GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE MARTIANS by Stu Smith

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE MARTIANS

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A rhyming twist of an old favorite designed to satisfy space lovers, too. Goldilocks has got it rough: her mom makes her clean her room, eat healthy food, stand up straight, and she even checks her homework every night. Fed up with all this treatment, she decides to build a rocket and find a planet where things are easier. But each of the seven unnamed planets she and her pets visit has its problems—one is way too hot, while another has too many storms—hint, hint. Rechecking the map, they head for Mars. Upon entering a Martian home, Goldilocks samples the stew, etc., etc. Meanwhile, the Martians discover her presence and gear up for a mouthwatering alien dinner. Her trusty pets save the day, carrying her off to the rocket, where they decide that they had it pretty good on Earth after all. Garland’s unearthly illustrations will spark the imaginations of youngsters, helping to move along the often awkwardly rhythmic spoof. Additional even for fractured fairy-tale collections. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: June 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-525-46972-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 2004




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