Goldilocks For Dinner
Goblin and Troll are headed to town for tea, hoping they don’t run into any wretched children. Children are smelly and rude! Goblin has an idea: they’ll find the rudest child of all and have it for dinner! Filled with a cast of familiar storytime characters like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, here’s a fresh read-aloud with the feel of a classic fairy tale. Chock-full of rude characters and sly humor, and with a twist ending, this surprising story is sure to leave kids roaring with laughter.
The illustrations in this book are unique and eye catching, engaging the children from the outset. The story carries an important message about manners. There is a more subtle underlying theme of not judging others by their appearances, explored extensively enough for children to understand. That, along with turning the classic Goldilocks story on its head, encourages the reader to think twice about their preconceived notions, to delve deeper into what they think they know.
All of this is delivered in an entertaining and amusing manner, with humorous dialogue and vivid pictures.
The Bottom Line:
Goldilocks for Dinner effectively teaches children about manners and the importance of keeping an open mind. It's a perfect addition to any classroom or bedtime collection.