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Yours Truly, Goldilocks

Yours Truly, Goldilocks

Illustrated by: Leslie Tryon
For Ages: 4 - 8
  • reading group guide
Stories To Go!
Everyone's been invited to the Three Little Pigs' housewarming party. Goldilocks and Little Red Riding Hood have already marked it on their calendars.
Unfortunately, so have the Wolves -- the Big Bad kind who forced the Pigs to build their house of bricks in the first place! As the Pigs' friends write one another about the party, and the Wolves correspond about their plans for revenge, their letters give picture book readers a fresh, funny take on some familiar characters.
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  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 40 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689816086 | 
  • May 1998 | 
  • Grades P - 3
List Price $21.00

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Reading Group Guide

Read Group Guide to

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.”

Discussion Topics

•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

About the Author

Alma Flor Ada
Photograph courtesy of the author

Alma Flor Ada

Alma Flor Ada, an authority on multicultural and bilingual education, is the recipient of the 2012 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award. She is the author of numerous award-winning books for young readers, including Dancing Home with Gabriel Zubizarreta, My Name Is María Isabel, Under the Royal Palms (Pura Belpré Medal), Where the Flame Trees Bloom, and The Gold Coin (Christopher Award Medal). She lives in California, and you can visit her at AlmaFlorAda.com.

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