Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the 33 Bears and the Bliim and the Furniture (and lots more variations) is the newest book written by one of my childhood favourites Allan Ahlberg and his daughter Jessica Ahlberg joins him for the first time to illustrate the book. We have been very lucky to receive a copy to review. With 7 (yes really 7) different Goldilocks stories J, T and I had a lot of fun .
With pop ups and flaps and hidden objects in the illustrations throughout the book we had fun reading each of the stories, which follow a similar theme to the Goldilocks and the Three Bears but with some great variations.
J especially loved the Bliim’s and we are practising our Bliim language using the flip dictionary in the story, this fits perfect with his continued focus on Aliens after making Alien playdough the other week. I must admit that setting it in 2073 was a fun alternative to the story and it meant that a story that can sometime be a little girl orientated peeked the interest of J a lot more.
T has been reading with us as well and her favourite is the little Pop Up theatre book, with the whole pantomine style script and beautiful pop up and other illustrations T will sit and have it read to her as part of our regular reading.
My favourite from the book is the last story where Goldilocks is joined by many of my favourite fairy story characters and I love Jessica’s illustrations in the book of the different characters that capture who I have seen them in my minds eye since childhood.
We have a real treat for you – a video of Allan Ahlberg and his daughter Jessica talking about the book and how it came to be with sneaky views of some of our and it would appear their favourite bits
Whilst we have been reading the book we have revisited one of our old activities bringing Goldilocks and the Three Bears Alive using some of our toys.