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Book Review

Publisher's Note:

"So I ate some porridge and broke a chair--get over it!" Goldilocks snipes at Bobby Bear, as Baby Bear is now calling himself. Tensions are high at the Three Bears cottage where Goldilocks--an overdramatic tween who has deluded herself into believing she's a princess--is stranded until the Big Bad Wolf vacates the area. A hungry troll, a wily but fairly spineless coyote, Anansi the trickster spider, three pigs with a home improvement show, and of course the Big Bad Wolf all figure into the story in this hilarious mash-up of folk and fairy tales from around the world. In chapters full of quirky and clever drawings, Bobby and Goldilocks alternate narrating the story of their hair-raising adventures. "Furless" and Bobby are constantly at one another's throats and can't stop interrupting each other. But despite their mutual animosity, a kind of affection develops between Bobby and Goldilocks, and they become something like friends. As Bobby explains, "I mean, annoying as she was, I d…

Goldilocks, Go Home!

by Martha Freeman

Overall Book Review:

Martha Freeman takes the age-old tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and spins it with her own style and some twists to freshen it up a bit. Throw in Marta Sevilla’s simple yet perfect illustrations and you have a best seller. The story is told alternately by Goldilocks and Baby Bear while the other is a commentator, to ensure that the story is told correctly and the other doesn’t leave anything out. Freeman cleverly sneaks in many classic fairy tale characters in addition to several modern story references to keep you smiling and laughing throughout. Included with the humor, you’ll even find some suspense to get you racing through the pages. This is a perfect book for a reluctant reader as it has plenty of familiarities to make it a quick read and illustration to keep the reader interested. A puny twist on a classic, Goldilocks, Go Home is a surefire winner for any young reader.

Review of an Advance Reading Copy

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Holiday House


Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language: None  Note:  One reference of “OMG.”

Violence/Gore:  A few (7) brief incidents including verbal threats, reference to wolf eating creatures and taking out pigs’ houses.

Sex/Nudity:  None

Mature Subject Matter:

None

Alcohol / Drug Use:

None

Overall Book Rating
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Violence/Gore
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About the Reviewer

I love being able to help busy parents who just don’t have the time to pre-screen all their children’s books and know how much I appreciate it as my sons have gotten older. I feel very blessed that my amazing husband makes it possible for me to be a stay-at-home mother to four amazing boys. When not reading or enjoying time with my family, I like baking, especially trying new recipes, and the occasional sewing project.