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 Three billy goats gruff
 Author: Barnett, Mac

 Publisher:  Orchard Books (2022)

 Dewey: 398.2
 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [42] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 091684 ISBN: 9781338673845
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Goats -- Fiction
 Fairy tales
 Folklore -- Norway
 Trolls -- Fiction

Price: $23.28

Once there was a bridge and a terrible and VERY hungry troll lived underneath it. When the three Billy Goats Gruff decide to clip-clop across the bridge to get to the grassy ridge, the troll is already imagining all the ways to prepare a delicious goat dinner. But the troll underestimates those seemingly sweet but oh-so-savvy goats!

 Illustrator: Klassen, Jon

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.90
   Points: .5   Quiz: 517220

   Kirkus Reviews (07/15/22)
   Booklist (+) (09/01/22)
 The Hornbook (+) (00/01/23)

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Booklist - 09/01/2022 *Starred Review* There he sits, beneath the bridge, his potatolike physique sprouting warts and sparse, wiry hairs. The troll! Times on Troll’s bridge have been slow in the snack department, so when he hears the clip-clop of goat’s hooves above him, he scurries out, fork at the ready and a demand of who dares cross the bridge upon his lips. “‘It’s only me,’ said the goat. ‘A billy goat. My last name’s Gruff.’” Readers may think they know this classic tale, but Barnett and Klassen truly make it their own. Yes, all the major plot points are there, but the magic’s in the details and humorous tone. It’s hard not to feel a twinge of sympathy for the oafish troll, who has been living off earwax and belly-button lint, when he bursts into a gleeful litany of tasty goat-based dishes: “Goat smoked, goat poached, a goat pot roast. / Goat smorgasbord! Goat smeared on toast!” Ultimately, though, readers will remain #TeamGruff and cheer the clever trickery the goats use to safely cross the bridge. Klassen is in top form as he depicts the goings-on and amplifies the drama in his signature earth-toned style and creative use of white space. This inaugural offering in Scholastic's new fairy-tale series, which will feature different picture-book creators, sets the bar high and will be a favorite read-aloud among kids.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Picture-book superstars Barnett and Klassen are known for their stellar collaborations, and their many fans will be waiting to snap this up. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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