The Three Bears

The Three Bears

Book - 1991
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In a rhythmic text with striking pictures, Byron Barton retells the classic fairytale of the three bears and a little girl named Goldilocks. Barton's simple words, bold images, and imaginative use of color have made his many picture books perennial favorites with very young children. Young readers will love the rhythmic refrain throughout the story.

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Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c1991
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060204235
Branch Call Number: J/398.2/BART
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 cm.


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LiztheLibrarian Feb 13, 2018

Barton's illustrations will engage even the youngest reader in his retelling of the Three Bears.

Katie_N Jan 12, 2017

A perfect first folk/fairytale for toddlers. The illustrations are bright and simple, and the text is rhythmic and easy to follow.

JCLBeckyC Sep 19, 2016

This is one of my favorite adaptations of the classic Three Bears story. I use the big book during Toddler Storytime and ask the kiddos to help me act out the story. It's a big hit.

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

This a colourful version of the beloved traditional tale told with simplicity and humour.

jbrinceanu Feb 26, 2014

This book worked well with the Goldilocks and the Three Bears felt board kit. (Early Learning Kit.)

Feb 01, 2013

Barton's bright, very simple illustrations and bare bones text make this version a perfect choice to read to 2-4-yr olds. If you're looking for a similarly simple text but more sumptuous illustrations, Paul Galdone's "The Three Bears" is the one to get.

Nov 15, 2012

Good book to read before Casper Baby Pants--Goldilocks performance.


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Zachary2709 Jun 11, 2012

Zachary2709 thinks this title is suitable for 2 years and over


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