The Three Bears (A Little Golden Book)

by F. Rojankovsky (Illustrator)

Hardcover, 2012



Call number




Golden Books (2012), Edition: Illustrated, 24 pages


A little girl walking in the woods finds the house of the three bears and helps herself to their belongings.

User reviews

LibraryThing member ermilligan
This is a classic story that I have heard all my life. Kids will love it, if they have never heard it before. It also has repetition and is easy for them to follow.
LibraryThing member aswideman
The Three Bears is a classic to read to younger students. They all get a thrill out of this book because Goldilocks gets caught.
LibraryThing member KatiePriddle
This book is the classic rendition most adults have heard. Goldilocks wanders into an empty house and finds three bowls of porridge on the table. She tries each bowl and finally settles on the smallest, saying “This is just right”. She continues the pattern with chairs, and finally
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beds, and then falls asleep. The three bears come home to find her sleeping in Baby Bear’s bed. When she wakes, she runs away frightened.

Personal Reaction:
I love this story! This is classic literature that I believe every child needs to hear. The illustrations are very detailed and make you feel like you’re there.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. This could be the beginning of a respect unit. I would have the students discuss a time when somebody used their toys or other items without asking and how it made them feel.

2. This could begin a food unit. I would bring in some porridge and have the students try some. I would have them discuss what they thing about it.
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LibraryThing member RiaO
This is the classic story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. When Goldilocks is walking through the woods, she finds a cute cottage. The bears who live there, are out on a walk while their porridge cools and Goldilocks enters their house uninvited. She begins to use their things and gets into a bit
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of trouble.

I would use this book when teaching my students about fairytales and folktales. Also teaches the great topic of respecting others and their things.
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LibraryThing member TameitriaJ
This book is a cute book about a little girl named Goldilocks who stumbles upon a house in the woods. little does she know, this house belonged to 3 bears, papa bear, mama bear and baby bear. Goldilocks sat in their chairs, tasted their food, and slept in their bed.
classroom extension: I would
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allow my students to make up an ending to the story
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LibraryThing member anunez1
There are three reasons I like this book. The first reason I like this book is because of the repetition used in the story. This repetition is fun for young children to read because it is something they are expecting to hear. The repetition of the story also builds the story up as each event
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occurs. Secondly, I enjoyed this book because of the language used in the story. The language used is expected for a traditional tale to be simple but descriptive and when describing each bed, the reader is able to relate to the idea of finding the "just right" when it comes to comfort. Lastly, I like this book because it teaches the reader a lesson. The short tale invites the reader to understand that walking into a person's home unannounced and taking things that are not yours is wrong. Overall I feel that the message of the story is just to not take things that are not yours. In life you are not able to do what you want without experiencing the consequences that follow.
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LibraryThing member kprinc3
This book told the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, a classic story that many children have enjoyed for years and years. I like this book because of the repetition of the characters names and descriptions like the big papa bear with the big sized voice and wee little bear with the wee
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little voice. I feel like children will enjoy the repetition when reading on their own and if reading aloud, the reader can exaggerate the voices for a comedic effect. There was also repetition seen in the plot. Everything in the bear’s house that was meant for the poppa bear and momma bear would not work for Goldilocks, but all of baby bear’s belongings would have been “just right.” This allows for children to easily predict what will happen in the story. This book also allows children to feel empathy for the little bear. All of his porridge was eaten, his chair was broken, and there was a stranger sleeping in his bed! Students can try and put themselves into baby bear’s shoes and feel his sadness when his property was intruded on. The one thing I do not like about this book is that there is not a clear message like there are in most traditional literature stories. I guess the message would be not to trespass onto someone else’s property but, at least in this version, Goldilocks did not face any punishment for her actions. This version was part of a larger anthology of stories, so it may have been edited to be more school appropriate.
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LibraryThing member agaski3
I have always enjoyed the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears because, as a child, I liked how distinct the characters were and how the text lent itself to using different (fun) voices for each character. The language and use of repetition by the author makes the story fun and easy to follow for
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a child. Even as a young adult, I love being able to guess what phrase comes next (for example, every time the author described baby bear's belongings he would use the phrase "wee little"). On the other hand, I did not like the illustrations. There was too much text and not enough illustrations on each page (this was part of an anthology). Therefore, the illustrations were not very detailed and could not show all of the main parts of the text. The few pictures that were in the text were so tiny that they were unnecessary and did not add anything to the story. The moral of the story is to not use things that don't belong to you.
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Physical description

7.7 x 0.4 inches


0307021408 / 9780307021403
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