Thursday, January 21, 2010

Somebody and the Three Blairs

Somebody and the Three Blairs
By: Marilyn Tolhurst, Illustrated By: Simone Abel
Scholastic Inc.
September 1995
Ages: 3-6 years.
20-25 pages.

This story is like Goldilocks and the Three Bears with a twist. The bear "Somebody" takes the place of Goldilocks and a family called the Blairs takes the place of the bears. The traditional storyline follows with a few fun twists and whitty dialogue/comments from the family's baby.
Anyone who is a fan of the traditional Goldilocks and the Three Bears or any of the spin-off stories would love this book.
The only problem I can see this book potentially causing is that children might think it's okay to go into a stranger's house and mess with things that aren't theirs to mess with.
This book just outright made me laugh. It's a cute twist on an old, classic favorite. It's illustrations are also really sort of simple with lots of beautiful colors which makes it fun to look at. It's one of those books that you can look at and get the story line just from looking at the pictures and not reading the words.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry that these keep getting progressively shorter... there's just not much to write about on a children's picture book.