Midweek Storybook Sunday!

Even though I'm a few days late, I'm still linking up for Paula's Storybook Sunday.  You can click on the image below to visit Paula's blog and check out some other great book recommendations.

 This week we read a humorous book by Mo Willems:

 In this retelling of the classic, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the author changes up the story in very clever ways.  First, we have the mother and father dinosaur, but instead of Baby Dinosaur, we have this small dinosaur who is visiting from Norway.  In addition, Papa Dinosaur cooks chocolate pudding to entice Goldilocks to find their house.  Of course, Goldilocks does find the Dinosaur's house, but she is a smarter Goldilocks, even after climbing a ladder to reach enormous bowls of chocolate pudding, she still figures out that the Dinosaurs are planning on trapping her.

After reading this book, we compared it to the version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears by James Marshall.  This version was in our Reading books.  First, we discussed the similarities between the two, and then we found A LOT of differences.  The kids were thoroughly amused and engaged in this discussion.

Another favorite part of this book was the inside of the front and back covers where the authors think of different titles for Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  This possible title:  Goldilocks and the Three Naked Mole Rats caused quite a stir in class when one student discovered it among all the other titles.  It's that word "naked" - it gets the kids going.

While looking for a picture of this book by Mo Willems, I also came across an activity on TPT that you might want to check out at:


From reading the book jacket, we also learned that Mo Willems is from Massachusetts where we live - how cool is that!  


  1. I love Mo Willems' books so I will have to pick up this one too! Sounds great for a lesson on comparing books!

    Love to Learn

  2. Thanks for linking up - love this post
    Paula from Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths


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