Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs


Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems. HarperCollins, c. 2012.

Reading Level: 880L

Synopsis: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs is a hilarious take on an old classic. The three dinosaurs try their best to lure Goldilocks into their home for a meal. Although Goldilocks doesn’t always make the best choices, she recognizes a trap when she sees one and escapes before the dinosaurs can have their meal.

Rationale for Use: Hilarious illustrations and plot

Content Area Connections: Plot development, characters, comparing and contrasting stories.

Possible Problems or Concerns: None


~Ashley Jacot


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This entry was posted on November 23, 2012 by in Picturebooks.

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