Some picture books are much too hard. Some picture books are much too soft. But James Marshall's Goldilocks is just right. This is Goldilocks as you've never seen her before! She is very definitely NOT sweet and innocent - oh no. She is one of those naughty, haughty little girls who do exactly as they please, when they please. On her way to buy ...
Some picture books are much too hard. Some picture books are much too soft. But James Marshall's Goldilocks is just right. This is Goldilocks as you've never seen her before! She is very definitely NOT sweet and innocent - oh no. She is one of those naughty, haughty little girls who do exactly as they please, when they please. On her way to buy some muffins, Goldilocks ignores her mother's instructions and takes a shortcut through the forest...There, she discovers the three bears' house and saunters right in without even bothering to knock! Chaos ensues - chairs are broken to smithereens, porridge is spilled everywhere and tidy beds are disturbed! When the three brown bears return from their very pleasant bike ride (they were letting the porridge cool down), they can't believe the scenes of destruction that lie before them. They are NOT amused. Not one bit. James Marshall, with his deft picture book touch and trademark irreverence, breathes life and humour into this classic tale. The laugh-out-loud pictures and words are bound to have little children, and parents, clamouring for repeats! In 2007, the American Library Association posthumously honored James Marshall with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for a "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children". Marshall's title, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1989. Of his work, The New York Times said: "The miracle of Mr Marshall's work is that so often his stories are as profound as they are simple."
Publishers Weekly, 1997-12-15 Goldilocks is a self-satisfied adventuress in this comical retelling, a 1988 Caldecott Honor book. "The book boasts many jolly details and the pictures burst with color," said PW. Ages 4-8. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1988-07-29 ``Once there was a little girl named Goldilocks. `What a sweet child,' said someone new in town. `That's what you think,' said a neighbor.'' From the very first sentence this book takes off in typical Marshall style. Goldilocks is a self-satisfied girl used to doing exactly as she pleases. So when signs around the entrance to the shortcut read ``DANGER,'' ``TURN BACK,'' ``VERY RISKY'' and even ``GO THE OTHER WAY,'' the undaunted lass tromps headlong into adventure. Once inside the house of the three bears, Goldilocks notices a lot of coarse brown fur and thinks, ``They must have kitties.'' She thrashes her way through the bears' domain. Eventually, they return and scare the girl off, but whether or not she has learned her lesson is left to the imagination. Marshall's wonderfully unique characters are as offbeat and self-propelled as ever; the book boasts many jolly details and the pictures burst with color. Ages 4-8. (September) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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