Sunday, January 13, 2013

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems ESSENTIAL

Willems, Mo Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs 40 pgs. Brazer + Bray, 2012. Picture Book

from goodreads "Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur . . . and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway. One day--for no particular reason--they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then--for no particular reason--they decided to go...someplace else. They were definitely NOT setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl. Definitely not! This new take on a fairy-tale classic is so funny and so original--it could only come from the brilliant mind of Mo Willems."

Hilarious. It's a funny twist on a well known story with great additions. I think children would appreciate the humor and love to pick out the differences. And, of course, Willem's signature illustrations add a lot to the story. Highly recommend. 

EL -- ESSENTIAL reviewer: Rebekah, public librarian

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