goldilocks and the three dinosaurs summary

( Log Out /  Exaggerating their departure, the dinosaurs hide in the forest and hope for the best. This allows children and adults to be in on all of the jokes. Readers of all ages will find much to chuckle about in this wacky retelling.” From a Horn Book starred review: “On every page, the text winks broadly at readers, first pointing to and then playing with conventions of folklore, narrative voice, literary foreshadowing, and plain old common sense.”. The illustrations only add to the exaggerated nature of the tale. 2013 AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION NOTABLE BOOKS FOR CHILDREN, 2012 PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY BEST CHILDREN’S BOOKS, From KIRKUS REVIEWS: “A hilariously fractured fairy tale….Top-notch for group story time.”, From a SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL starred review: “This is pure Mo Willems, from the many visual gags in the cleanly drawn illustrations and the tight, tongue-in-cheek story line to the endpapers …. Mo Willems retells the classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears, but this time the bears are dinosaurs and they are not so innocent!
While Papa Bear, Mama Bear, and a random dinosaur from Norway hide in the woods, Goldilocks stumbles upon their humongous house and is lured in by the smell of chocolate pudding. Goldilocks recklessly enters the home of the three dinosaurs, thinking it's the home of the three bears.
But before they leave, they meticulously make their beds, fix their chairs and leave delicious bowls of chocolate pudding (of various temperatures) on the table....for no reason (wink, wink). ( Log Out /  SUMMARY In a hilarious take on Goldilocks and the Three Bears, three dinosaurs set a trap for an unsuspecting little girl, who blithely walks right into it. The look on her face upon devouring three giant bowls of pudding is priceless. ISBN 9780062104182. Papa Dinosaur has a scribbly mustache, Mama Dinosaur wears a  blue wig, and Norwegian Dinosaur has a Norwegian flag stuck to all of his belongings. The plot and setting remain familiar enough with three dinosaurs, three bowls of food, three chairs, three beds, a house, and a little girl in the woods, but this is where the similarities end.

Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The dinosaurs’ intentions are made clear in lines such as, “The three Dinosaurs went Someplace Else and were definitely not hiding in the woods waiting for an unsuspecting kid to come by,” and in details from the illustration such as signs in the forest that read “.2 miles to trap very nice house” and “getting closer.” Willems goes to great lengths to describe, tongue-in-cheek, what is most definitely not happening, like the sound of a dinosaur yelling “THE TRAP IS NOT YET SPRUNG!” which, really, was probably just a falling rock. Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs.

New York: HarperCollins, 2012.

Goldilocks eats all of the pudding even though the temperature isn’t quite right because who would turn down chocolate pudding? They set a trap, complete with massive bowls of chocolate pudding, in hopes of luring this little treat into their abode. Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs. Mama Dinosaur, Papa Dinosaur, and a dinosaur that is visiting from Norway make their beds, set out their chairs, cook “three bowls of delicious chocolate pudding at varying temperatures” and head out to Someplace Else.

She goes through two of the three stages of the traditional Goldilocks and the Three Bears fairy tale -- eating out of the residents' bowls (chocolate pudding instead of porridge) and sitting in their chairs (way too tall for bears) -- but realizes her mistake and escapes before trying out their beds.

Older readers will enjoy spotting background details such as a framed picture of a dinosaur in a hard hat that reads “We are Natural Gas,” and two glimpses of Pigeon — in a picture on a side table and hiding in a cookie jar. Willems even includes a moral for Goldilocks, and one for Dinosaurs, both equally amusing. ISBN 9780062104182. In this retelling, the three dinosaurs have heard all about the antics of Goldilocks and how she enjoys traipsing into random homes. Mama Dinosaur, Papa Dinosaur, and a dinosaur that is visiting from Norway make their beds, set out their chairs, cook “three bowls of delicious chocolate pudding …

Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. BIBLIOGRAPHY Willems, Mo. Change ), Older students can compare and contrast this version with the original and discuss what techniques Willem uses to create humorous situations, Have students come up with their own “Goldilocks and the Three. New York: HarperCollins, 2012. This snarky, humorous retelling of the classic fairytale offers a different take on the characters. ( Log Out /  Mo Willems retells the classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears, but this time the bears are dinosaurs and they are not so innocent! Goldilocks makes her way to their house and is in for some big surprises.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. SweetBook Summary: In this clever re-telling of the old classic Goldilocks tale, three dinosaurs (Papa, Mama, and some other dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway) decide to go out. Children will note almost immediately that this version deviates wildly from the original as it is made clear that the dinosaur characters are not the innocent bears of the fairytale. BIBLIOGRAPHY Willems, Mo. ( Log Out /  Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. PLOT SUMMARY.


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