Vivid oil paintings accompany this unique version of Goldilocks and The Three Bears. “Goldilocks loved to pick blueberries,” and she discovers the Bears' home while she is out picking them. She walks inside and here the traditional story ensues; she eats porridge, breaks a chair and falls asleep. When the bears find her sleeping, though, Baby Bear asks to keep her (instead of her running away). Goldilocks is then put to work making the beds and weaving canes to repair the chair. All of a sudden, Baby Bear realizes he hasn’t eaten and neither have Momma Bear and Papa Bear. When the bears look at Goldilocks, she thinks they are going to eat her. Just then, she spies her basket of blueberries and suggests that they eat them instead. The illustration of the bears' faces, with Papa Bear drooling and saying, “We have all the ingredients” leaves the reader wondering, does he mean to cook Goldilocks? No, he is referring to the ingredients for blueberry muffins, which they make and enjoy together. A recipe for Papa Bear’s Blueberry Muffins is included.
Look for this Goldilocks story and other traditional fairy tales in the non-fiction section!