Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Bilingual Children's Book) - Somali/English
Author: Kate Clynes
Illustrator: Louise Daykin
Goldilocks has been warned not to go into the woods alone, but she doesn't listen. Off she goes through the woods, until she comes to a special house. Inside, she finds special bowls of porridge. Retold with unique illustrations and style, this story will be an irresistible addition to any collection.
THIS TITLE IS AVAILABLE IN MANY BILINGUAL EDITIONS.
In Goldilocks and the Three Bears (as with the other Language Lizard offering Not Again, Red Riding Hood), Kate Clynes and Louise Daykin have paired up for the retelling of one of the most popular tales ever created. Kate Clynes adds a modern feeling to the familiar story with the addition of rhyming couplets sprinkled throughout the text (“Hang on Goldilocks, you can’t just roam, and snoop around someone else’s home”). These little rhymes are fun to read aloud and add a freshness (along with some more varied vocabulary) that more traditional versions of the story may lack.
Louise Daykin’s illustrations are kid-friendly, and include many whimsical details, like bushes shaped like bear’s heads, and chairs upholstered with paw print fabric. Goldilocks, with her rosy freckled cheeks, corkscrew curls, and expressive face, looks like a little girl who often might get into mischief!
Goldilocks and the Three Bears will be a fun read for younger children, who will enjoy the rhymes and the colorful drawings, and especially relish seeing Goldilocks get her come-uppance. “Well Goldilocks, it serves you right, those bears gave you a terrible fright. But here’s a secret that must be shared, the three poor bears were just as scared!”
- Maureen Barlow Pugh, Culture Connection Newsletter
Goldilocks and The Three Bears (Bilingual Children's Book)
Low/Mid level text: 1-3 sentences per page.