Just in from Mo Willems is Goldilocks and The Three
Bears…I mean, Dinosaurs. What?? Yes. DINOSAURS. Chocolate loving dinosaurs, to be exact. (If you’ve seen me at the store I’m usually wearing my blue dinosaur shirt and munching on chocolate, so this book couldn’t be more fitting for me.) Anyway, the story starts in the typical fashion of introducing the characters, but instead of a Papa Bear, Mama Bear, and Baby Bear it is Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur, and “some other dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway.” That is just the first of many story line replacements that will yield a chuckle. There is chocolate pudding instead of porridge, and a trio of dinosaurs intentionally trying to wrangle a succulent and delicious-chocolate-filled-little-girl for dinner rather than meeting Goldilocks by happenstance. Willems delivers a story that will have children giggling and will surprise parents with the new spin on this classic tale.
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs, by Mo Willems, Balzer & Bray, $17.99