Goldi Rocks and the Three Bears
Corey Rosen Schwartz and Beth Coulton
illustrated by Nate Wragg
Once upon a time the three bears were all musicians: Papa Bear played the drums, Mama Bear played a guitar, and Baby Bear played a keyboard. But even though they were all very good at playing their instruments, they desperately needed a singer. Without someone to sing the songs they just couldn’t get very many fans to come to their concerts. So the bear family held auditions to see if they could find someone to sing with them. Meanwhile a girl named Goldi happened to come along and see the three bear’s home. She let herself in and started playing with the the microphones, the earphones, and the instruments before falling asleep. When the bears came home they were quite upset (especially Baby Bear who always tends to get the brunt of the troubles from Goldi). However, when Goldi woke up and screamed the bears thought it was music to their ears (she sounded “just right” for a lead singer). From then on everyone became friends and they all jammed happily ever after.
There are so many variations of folk and fairy tales, but this is one that little ones who love music will enjoy quite a bit. The bears don’t look scary. Goldi tends to be just as curious as any toddler I know. And the rhythm and rhymes keep the story moving at a nice pace. Those that love new versions of classic tales should be sure to check this one out.
What to do after reading this story:
Sing a song or play an instrument.
Visit a music studio and see how they record music.
Go watch a live music performance.
Read a classic version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Practice speaking or singing in rhymes.
Make up your own song.
G. P. Putnam’s Sons, Imprint of Penguin Group, 2014
FORMAT: Picture Book