Monday, June 17, 2013

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

Author & Illustrator:   Mo Willems
Publisher:  Balzer + Bray
Publication Year:   2012
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell

Awards:   Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Books; SLJ Best Children’s Books; 2013 Irma Black Award Finalist; Los Angeles Public Library Best of 2012 Children’s Books; ALSC 2013 Notable Children’s Books, Younger Readers; 2013 Sid Fleischman Humor Award Winner; IRA Children’s Choices, Beginning Readers, 2013

Summary:  My daughter loved the end papers in this book, and of course finding the pigeon and Knuffle Bunny! Three hungry dinosaurs set the stage for a trap for a succulent little girl. Soon Goldilocks comes along and misses all the clues that perhaps it was a trap all along.

Classroom Ideas: Great vocabulary in this book (particular, positioned, varying, succulent, supervised, traipsing....) and a lot of drawing conclusions about what is really going on in the story. Mo Willems has written his own goofy themes, but there are several more that kids could come up with as well.

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