A Monster-good Take of a Classic!

Summary:

The Scare family - Papa, Mama, and Baby - lived in a big haunted house. Each of them had their own reasons for wanting a fourth person in their family: Papa's recipes served 4 people; Mama wanted an assistant with her experiments; and Baby wanted someone to play with. While they wait for their soup to cool, the Scares take their monster pet for a walk. Little did they know that the aroma of that soup would lure Moldilocks into their house. Uh oh, she fell asleep in Baby's bed. What happens next?


Parent Perspective:
Although this is most likely seen as a Halloween book, it is a story that can be read all year long. This is exactly the kind of story my daughter would want over and over again for months! The story is light, the monsters are "cute," and the illustrations have plenty of side humor.

As an adult, you can figure out where the story is going from the beginning. Kids - at least the first time through - may be surprised by the delightful ending. For adoptive families, there is the added bonus of having a fun book where your children can see themselves in the story. Highly recommended for the family focus and adoption.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Fans of Goldilocks and the Three Bears will think they know this story. But they don't! This is a fun, remake of the classic children's story. Perfect for Halloween or any other time of the year.

Content Awareness Factors:

None. These are not scary monsters.


Type of Book:
This is a Halloween-ish themed fractured fairy tale based on Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Educational Themes:

The story tracks pretty closely - but not totally - with the traditional fairy tale, Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. Ask your reader to point out what's the same and what's different. Enjoy exploring the pages. There are other little "side activities" on the page. What do your kids see?

Reading Level:
unknown
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
5 and Up
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow at Halloween or any time!
book cover

Title Moldilocks and the Three Scares: A Zombie Tale
Author Lynne Marie
Publisher Sterling Children's Books, Imprint Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. © 2019
Illustrators David Rodriguez Lorenzo
ISBN 9781454930617
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.95
Genres Humor, Halloween, Fairy Tale, Mythology

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