Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a classic story that kids of all ages love. There are great lessons in this story that all kids can learn from and the tale is told in many different ways and styles. Below is a list of books that tell the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears in their own unique way.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
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Original Story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Emma Chichester Clark
This is the original tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears told with bright and colorful illustrations.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Parragon Books
This version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a perfect version for little ones that are reading the story for the first time. The illustrations are colorful, childlike and great for little ones.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears told in Sign Language by Harry Bornstein
Goldilocks and the Three Bears tells the original tale but each page includes the story told in sign language. The illustrations and text are included along with the signs for each word so you can tell the story with sign language and read the story.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears: a Tale Moderne by Steen Guarnaccia
This version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears follows the original tale but uses funky illustrations to showcase hip home decor from the past. This is a very groovy version of Goldilocks.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears with a Twist
Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians by Jackie Mims Hopkins
Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians is a sweet story of a Goldie that loves books and is so excited when she finds a house that is full of books. She looks for a book that is just right and then a place to read that is just right. When the Libearians return home they are all in for a surprise. I love that this book is about a love for reading and books.
B Bear & Lolly off to School by A. A. Livingston and Joey Chou
This story is about Baby Bear and Goldie Lock’s adventure on their way to school. I enjoyed reading a new twist and continuation of the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This book is also on our First Day of School book list.
Rubia and the Three Osos by Susan Middleton Elya
Rubia and the Three Osos is the tale of Goldilocks told with Spanish vocabulary throughout. The story is the same until the end when Rubia feels bad for messing up things at the Three Osos home and returns to make things right. I like the ending of this story and the rhyming throughout.
Me and You by Anthony Browne
This is the story of Goldilocks told from the point of view of the Little Bear. In this story, the three bears live in the city and take a stroll through the park as their porridge cools. On the left side of the pages we see the wordless and dark illustrations that show how Goldilocks finds the bears’ home and what happens once she is inside. On the right side of the page we see a light and colorful illustration of the bear’s story told by Little Bear. I like the twist on this book and how the bears seem like normal people that are nice and kind while Goldilocks is a lost and scared little girl that sneaks into their house while they are gone.
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs is a very different version of the original tale. In this story, the dinosaurs set a trap hoping for a curious girl to come along that they can catch and eat. I love this comical version that includes HUGE bowls of chocolate pudding and GIANT chairs. As slick as the dinosaurs try to be, thankfully Goldilocks figures out the trap just in time and escapes.
Goldi Rocks & the Three Bears by Corey Rosen Schwartz
Goldi Rocks and the Three Bears is a rock version of the original tale. The three bears have a band that needs a lead singer and while they are out auditioning singers, Goldi finds their home and passes up the porridge for the band’s equipment. When the bears return and find out Goldi can sing, their band is finally on the road to making great music.
Goatilocks and the Three Bears by Erica S Perl
Goatilocks and the Three Bears tells of a goat, not a little girl, that finds the bears home empty and goes in to explore. Goatilocks is a goat so she eats not just the porridge but Baby Bears chair and bed, Little Bit thought that this was hilarious. I like that at the end we see Goatilocks realize that what she did was wrong and returns to the bears home to try and set things right.
Eat Your Greens, Goldilocks by Steve Smallman
In the tale of Eat Your Greens, Goldilocks, Goldilocks is a not nice and quite demanding little girl. After Goldilocks eats the porridge, sits in the chairs and sleeps in the beds the bears return. They make her clean up her messes and offer her a healthy snack, lunch and then dinner. Along the way, Goldilocks learns an important lesson to eat healthy.
In the story of Goldilocks Rocks! Sam, AKA Baby Bear, tells why Goldilocks was not bad. In this version she enters the bears’ house on a dare and finds a friend when she meets Sam.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears After the Original Tale
Goldilocks Returns by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Goldilocks Returns is the story of Goldilocks years later, when she returns to the bears house to make up for the trouble she caused. Of course her “improvements” are not what they bears wanted and readers will realize that Goldilocks grew up to be an adult that meddles and doesn’t think to ask before she intrudes.
Goldilocks and Just One Bear by Leigh Hodgkinson
Goldilocks and Just One Bear was Little Bits favorite version of all the books we read. In this story, the tables are turned and a bear wonders into the city on accident and ends up in a family’s apartment. The family does not have porridge but the bear tries different things, such as fish bowl water and cat food, thinking it is porridge. The ending is the best part when the family returns home and the bear and blonde mom realize they know each other from many years before when they were both young.
Goldie and the Three Hares by Margi Palatini
Goldie and the Three Hares lets readers know what happened to Goldie as she ran home from the bears’ home. In this story, Goldie falls down the hole that leads to the hares’ home and hurts her foot. The hares try to help her out but quickly discover they have an unwanted and demanding house guest that will not leave.
Which version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is your favorite?