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|Goldenlocks and the three pirates|
Author: Prince, April Jones
While pirates Papa, Mama, and Baby are away from their seaworthy sloop, Goldenlocks comes aboard and makes herself useful.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.70
Points: .5 Quiz: 199533
Kirkus Reviews (09/01/17)
School Library Journal (10/01/17)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 10/01/2017 PreS-Gr 1— A raucous and nautical take on the classic "Goldilocks" story with an extravagant pirate family and a handy and competent heroine. Somewhere out at sea on a "seaworthy sloop" there were the three pirates—big, pilfering Papa pirate; medium-size, menacing Mama pirate; and small, bonny Baby pirate. While cunning with a cutlass, Mama pirate is a terrible cook, and one morning after burning the gruel the trio rows to shore and leaves their ship unattended. Goldenlocks happens along and climbs aboard, but instead of leaving the usual trail of destruction in her wake, she manages to remedy, repair, and mend all that she encounters. When the fierce pirate family returns, it is to a noticeably improved ship. They happily invite Goldenlocks to join their crew and together they set off on more adventures. The delightfully cheery and detailed full-bleed illustrations fill each page with color and excitement. Nautical lingo and a hearty sprinkling of "Piratese" add to the amusement of reading the story aloud and a handy "Pirate Glossary" in the back helps to alleviate any possible confusion. Even at their most fierce, the pirate family with their excessively angry expressions and excellent eyebrows are more fun than frightening and the spry Goldenlocks with her flowing tresses and practical pantaloons is a welcome change from the frilled and encumbered costumes of other fairy tale predecessors. VERDICT Equally delightful for preschool storytimes or one-on-one readings, this piratical permutation of "Goldilocks" is an enjoyable addition to most collections.— Laken Hottle, Providence Community Library - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.