Fractured fairy tales anyone? Okay, this is a hilarious version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears retold with enormous, crafty dinosaurs instead. Looking at the endpapers you'll quickly gather than the author tried many versions of this book. Goldilocks and the Three Wall Street Types? Goldilocks and the Three Germans? How about Three Rocket Scientists? And the winner is...the Three Dinosaurs.
Yes, we're going to have the requisite three bowls, three chairs and three beds but that's where the similarities stop and the sophisticated, sneaky, crafty no-good dinosaurs kick in.
The whole thing is a set up.... these dinos have definitely read the book and they know the drill. They've set out the three bowls of chocolate pudding... porridge, what porridge? They've rowed up the chairs and the beds, heh, heh, heh and now Mama Dinosaur, practically drooling, and definitely twisting her dino hands in anticipation, says, "I sure hope no innocent little succulent child happens by our unlocked home while we are....uhhh...someplace else!" Cue the evil laughter. Goldilocks arrives on schedule. Will the dinosaurs spring their trap? Ages 4-9 40 pages 978-0062104182
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
Other Goldilocks retellings: Goldilocks and the Three Rhinos: A South African Retelling