Next to “The Three Little Pigs”, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” is my kids’ favorite fairy tale. My daughter even had a birthday party inspired by the story! They never get tired of the story and are always excited for any new spin on it we find. Below are our favorite versions:
Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates by April Jones Prince
My son is obsessed with pirates and he loves the story of Goldilocks so this one quickly became a new favorite for us! It’s fun new spin, the illustrations are beautiful, and it didn’t get old after many, many reads.
Goldi Rocks and the Three Bears by Corey Rosen Schwartz
This was a fun, musical take on the story where the three bears are looking for a singer to join their band.
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems
This was a funny take on the story that kind of pokes fun at the original. The dinosaurs are trying to set things up just like the original story to catch a little girl to eat.
Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians by Jackie Mims Hopkins
Goldiesocks wanders into a home of libearians and tries to find a book and reading spot that are just right.
Eat Your Veggies, Goldilocks by Steve Smallman
This is part of the Fairytales Gone Wrong series. Each book tells the basic story of the fairy tale and then changes some things about the end to teach a life lesson. In this case Goldilocks has to learn some lessons about healthy eating!
Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim
Goldy Luck goes to deliver some food to a neighboring family of pandas for Chinese New Year and ends up wreaking havoc on their house. The refreshing thing about this book is that the Goldy has to actually take responsibility for her actions and repair the damage.
Goldilocks and the Just Right Potty by Leigh Hodgkinson
This one doesn’t follow the actual plot so much, but has lots of fun nods to the story and my kids really enjoyed it. If you have a child preparing to potty train this book would be “just right” for them!
Papa Bear’s Page Fright by Wade Bradford
My kids have been reading this one over and over again! The characters in the story interact with the narrator as they realize they are inside a book. Papa Bear is really nervous, gets ‘page fright,’ and keeps forgetting his lines.
My kids love reenacting Goldilocks and the Three Bears over and over again and one of their favorite ways to do it is through this fun play set:
There are pieces and directions to assemble the house and then all the props you need to act it out over and over again. Our set has got many hours of play!
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