Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The True Story of Goldilocks
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 12:10 PM
How did Goldilocks end up breaking into the three bears' house, stealing porridge and wrecking beds? Before Goldilocks was naughty, she was a sweet and polite self-help guru. That's according to Sandro Natalini and Agnezzi Baruzzi's novel retelling of the classic fairy tale.
We find out that Baby Bear wasn't always a good little bear, Daddy Bear was a bit of a numpty really and Mummy Bear spent rather too much time researching beauty tips.
The book's illustrations have some excellent card-craft mechanisms to bring the pictures to life. Some younger readers might find some of the interactive papercraft a bit fiddly (and will probably wreck / lose the cool little letters that come with the book) but it's a great twist to the story and a great use of the characters.
Charlotte's best bit: The Big Bad Wolf appearing in Daddy Bear's newspaper
Daddy's favourite bit: Goldilocks the rough and ready rock chick
Rating: 4 out of 5