Monday, 18 November 2013

Review: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems

Anything Mo Willems publishes I will read--and without a doubt, love. 

The hilarious author of the very popular The Pigeon series, Mo Willems takes on the Goldilocks story and puts his own spin on this well-known tale. Look for the Pigeon to make an appearance, as he always does!

I laughed my way through this whole book, and then flipped back to the front to read it again. Mo Willems is undoubtedly one of the top children's authors publishing right now. His style, humour, and his ability to engage with his audience puts him up on a talent block with Robert Munsch. I love his wit and the slightly dry humour that comes across in his narrative and in his illustrations.

This book summary from the publisher sums up the humour: "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!" 

A great spin on a classic tale and a great choice for a book to share with your kids. They'll love the illustrations and the simple, yet conversational tone of the narrator. Children do need to be familiar with the original Goldilocks story to really enjoy this book, but this is definitely a must-have for your little one's bookshelf!

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