'This is a beautiful re-telling of a classic tale, told with lively text and atmospheric and detailed illustrations.The design has a soft, nostalgic feel which works effectively with the well-loved story.From the very first page, she includes big, medium and little versions of birds, squirrels, mice, plates, umbrellas, slippers, and more.
The bears are forgiving but can't help asking why she didn't knock and why she entered without being invited in.
It's a lesson Goldilocks will hopefully remember.' -- Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids 'A beautiful interpretation of the classic story with fabulously intricate pictures which will give extra enjoyment.' -- Creative Steps, Spring 2011.
Goldie Socks And The Three Libearians Jackie Mims Hopkins & John Manders Upstart Books c/o Highsmith Inc.
PO Box 800, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-0800 9781932146684, $17.95 1-800-448-4887 Combining an imaginative re-working of the 'Goldilocks and the 3 Bears' fairytale by Jackie Mims Hopkins with the cartoon-style full color artwork of John Manders, "Goldie Socks And The Three Libearians" is the picturebook story of a little girl who enters the home of a book loving family consisting of Papa Bear who is a public librarian, Mama Bear who is a school librarian, and Baby Bear who is a librarian in training at the Grizz Lee Preschool.
A charming modern version of an old favourite.' -- Angela Lepper, School Librarian 'Children will relish the myriad small details in the artwork, including the many objects that come in threes; beekeeping stations near the house, balls along the path, piggy banks on the nightstand, bear-shaped chairbacks, bear-themed art on the walls, and bear-head umbrella handles ...