Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
Retold by Mo Willems
Balzer + Bray
New York 2012
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.
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs is a spin off of the original Goldilocks story with a couple of new morals at the end of the story. Author and illustrator Mo Willems brings his humor and unique artwork to this comical retelling. The dinosaurs are not setting up a trap for Goldilocks (wink, wink). The dinosaurs are not going to come back to eat Goldilocks. Riiiiight. Goldilocks wises up and escapes before the dinosaurs catch her. My youngest son and I enjoyed this funny retelling of a classic tale. Great story for discussion.