Friday, September 14, 2012

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

I picked up Mo Willems' latest book, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs, in a bookstore the other day and was laughing out loud while I read it.  It is so clever. The pictures are done in typical Willems' style and the humor does not disappoint.

It is a take on the traditional tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, but instead of bears we have dinosaurs.  And instead of porridge, chocolate pudding.  The dinosaurs are not simply innocent victims of a home invader, they are very aware of Goldilocks and try to lure her in.  And Goldilocks is much more aware in this version.  But more than anything Willems infuses the tale with irony and humor - the reader is "in the know" and can't help but smile as the story unfolds.

This is clearly another winner for Mo Willems.

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