This classic story benefits from illustrator Frances Brundage's lovely and gentle pictures and Laughing Elephant's signature die-cut shape. The board pages are thick and sturdy, made to last a lifetime. In this version of The Three Bears, the bears are sweet rather than menacing and Goldilocks is more charming than destructive. The bears' home is as lovely as Goldilocks's hair. Despite the havoc that Goldilocks wreaks, there is no lasting damage, and - yes - everyone lives happily ever after in the end.
Frances Brundage's specialization in drawing children and animals is beautifully evident in this story. Her illustrations jump from the page and create a delightfully vivid reading experience. This book is perfect for young children. A fairy tale standard is immortalized in this soothing volume that is sure to become a bedtime and storytime favorite.