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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs

Olive Art's Picture Book Parade introduces... 
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs               13                                                              

Published: 2012 As Retold by: Mo Willems

I am always looking for a good dinosaur book to share when I teach my dinosaur lesson to 1st grade. I love having somewhat related books lying around to read when there is extra time at the end of art. 

I really enjoyed reading this fictional comedy. It's a Goldilocks story like none I have ever read. Goldilocks walks right into the dinosaurs "three bears" trap, and fills up on chocolate pudding, before picking up on the, not so subtle, hints, cleverly placed throughout the book. The comic like graphs keep the readers attention and tell the story all on their own. 

I could see this book being used in a fairy tale unit where students adapt traditional fairy tales into their own versions. I like the idea of writing "moral of the stories" and developing characters. 

*The Picture Book Parade!

This series of posts is designed to meet the needs of graduate class, I am currently enrolled in, titled Teaching Art & Literacy through picture books.
One of my assignments is to read, review, reflect, and be inspired by 20 picture books that are new to me and find a way to share them with my classmates, colleges, & PLN. 

 The Ideas shared will not be ideas I have tried and executed, simply sparks of inspiration derived from a short and colorful read. 

I am hoping that these ideas might develop over time, as I water them in my minds and let what's left of my summer vacation shine and pull out the greatness, that is a totally awesome new lesson for my students. One can hope!

So sit back and enjoy the series of posts I am calling the Picture Book Parade!

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