NZ Writer and Illustrator
Yvonne Morrison, illustrated by Donovan Bixley
The Three Bears (Sort Of)
Scholastic NZ 2013 $19.50pb 32pages
ISBN 978 1 7754 3068 1
The narrator is telling the story of the three bears absolutely straight but is constantly interrupted by the listener who must be a bright, cynical and rather tiresome child.
Why is the Mummy Bear cooking it? (The porridge). Wouldn’t bears just eat the oats raw? Are you saying this (broken) chair could support the weight of a baby grizzly bear – probably about 60 kilos – but not the weight of a 30-kilogramn girl? Come on! This is lots of fun especially for children who really know the old fairy tales. Sadly, of course, many arrive at school nowadays without having heard any of them! I can see this going down well with many secondary school age students.
Preschool up/ Age 4 up
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