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17416510Title: GOLDI ROCKS and the THREE BEARS

Authors: Corey Rosen Schwartz and Beth Coulton

Illustrator: Nate Wragg

Published by G P Putnam’s Sons, 2014

Ages: 4+

Themes: fractured fairy tale, rock bands, Goldilocks and the three Bears

Opening Lines:

Once upon a rock-and-roll time, three bears in a band jammed with ease. The Papa Bear drummed, the Mama Bear strummed, and Baby bear tickled the keys,

Synopsis: A Bear family, composed of a mama, papa and their baby play in a cool rock n roll band, but the one thing they lack is a lead singer. Auditions begin, but frankly Little Red, The Three Pigs et al don’t have the perfect pitch they need in their front vocalist! While the band auditions are being held in a hall, back at the bear’s place, a young uninvited girl is playing with all their gear and eventually falls asleep on Baby Bear’s keyboard. Could the slumbering blonde sprawled on the ivories be the answer to their soprano needs?

Why I like this book: This rhyme has rhythm and beat to satisfy the most musical ear. Thenauthors truly rock their rhyme,which bounces off the tongue to narrate a modern, musical, fun version to the old classic fairy tale. It is a perfect blend of the original story with an upbeat 21st century feel and melodious spin? A superb read-aloud. I never tripped once over the verses and paused just enough for my eager page turns! Nate’s pencil and digital illustrations add a cartoony jazz and warmth to the storyThis is another great fairytale mashup to add to your shelves.


Fractured fairy tales lesson plans can be found on the following websites: ,, fractured fairy.webs, and were

NB: This recommendation was from a F&G of this book (Fold & Gather: not yet bound together) received from the publisher for an unbiased review.

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23 Responses to GOLDI ROCKS and the THREE BEARS – PPBF

  1. Jealous that you got a first peek at this Joanna!

    Rock on!

  2. This sounds so rad, I had to Tweet it! 😉

  3. Wendy Greenley says:

    I Adore fractured fairy tales and can hardly wait to read this for myself! Lucky you, Joanna, to have an early glimpse. 🙂

  4. Sylvia Liu says:

    This sounds so fun, and knowing Corey’s previous book, I’m sure it will be awesome. Thanks for the review. Looking forward to reading it.

  5. This fractured fairy tale sounds excellent in many ways. I love everything about it and will get a copy. Think it will be popular read this year. Great share today!

  6. Jelly! Cuz that’s how Liv would say it!

  7. Joanna says:

    Good word!

  8. Barb says:

    Oooh, I haven’t heard of this one. I love reading fractured fairy tales to my class.

  9. Joanna says:

    Yes, they’re a great classroom addition, Barb.

  10. this looks like plain fun! I love fairy tales – whole or fractured.

  11. AWESOME!!! Going on the wish-list! 😀

  12. What a riot, Joanna! I love these fractured fairytales. My husband, who was in a Christian rock band, was looking over my shoulder. He was intrigued, too!

  13. Rhythm says:

    Well, Rhyme and Rhythm are right up my alley!! This one sounds liking a romping good time! Thanks!

  14. Joanna says:

    I think I can see you grooving to this one, Rhythm.

  15. I see there is a point to being on FB. 🙂 Love that you got a peek at this one. I can’t wait to read it and drink in those fun illustrations.

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