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Goldilocks' adventure gets prehistoric twist

By Mary Harris Russell

Special to Tribune Newspapers

3:38 PM EDT, September 12, 2012

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'Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs'

By Mo Willems

Balzer & Bray, $17.99, ages 4-7

As the subtitle insists, this story is "As Retold By" Mo Willems. A young reader should have heard at least once a "Three Bears" version to get the jokes. The three dinosaurs are Papa D., Mama D. and "some other Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway." This trio begins to set up their unlocked house to catch a "little succulent child." The tale concludes with two morals, one for readers, one for dinosaurs. Would you expect anything else?


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