Yours Truly, Goldilocks
Unfortunately, so have the wolves -- those who've caused the Pigs to build their brick house in the first place!
In this wonderfully creative sequel to Dear Peter Rabbit, Alma Flor Ada imagines what it would be like if a few beloved fairy-tale characters were pen pals. Leslie Tryon's intricate and colorful illustrations make the unique epistolary format fun for young readers.
- Atheneum Books for Young Readers |
- 40 pages |
- ISBN 9780689816086 |
- May 1998 |
- Grades P - 3 |
- Lexile AD810L
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Reading Group Guide
Yours Truly, Goldilocks and Dear Peter Rabbit
By Alma Flor Ada
Illustrated by Leslie Tryon
About the Books
This inventive pair of picture books proves that it’s a small world, even for favorite storybook characters. Told entirely in letters written back and forth by such notables as Peter Rabbit, Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood, and Pig One (of the Three Little Pigs)—as well as, unfortunately, two ravenous wolves—each book interweaves characters from four familiar tales to create an all-new adventure filled with wry surprises and delicious wit. “Children will be enchanted,” wrote School Library Journal in its starred review of Dear Peter Rabbit. “An inviting fairy-tale world,” Kirkus agreed, “with entrancing, delicately cross-hatched detail.”
•Be sure your students are familiar with the original tales that inspired Dear Peter Rabbit and Yours Truly, Goldilocks: The Three Little Pigs, Beatrix Potter’s Rabbit stories, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Little Red Riding Hood. Try to share several versions of each story and encourage the children to identify and discuss differences. Do they have a favorite version? Why?
•What makes a good friend? Discuss the ways that these characters help see more