A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Sight words and sound repetition for early readers. Kids can talk about the fairy tales this book is based on and other fairy tales they know.
Give others a chance. Don't assume the worst.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Redlocks and the Three Bears is a delightful mash-up of well-known fairy tales, with lively illustrations by author Claudia Rueda. The softly colored pages introduce readers to three bears, a scary wolf, a scared girl, porridge at just the right temperature, a trip to grandma's house in the woods, some pigs, and more. At the end of the story there's a secret recipe for porridge, which families can try for themselves.
Is It Any Good?
With wit and kindness, author-illustrator Claudia Rueda turns classic fairy tales upside down in this wryly funny picture book. Redlocks and the Three Bears blends together the most recognizable moments of a range of fairy tales, moving characters between books in a fun, surprising way. Young readers can work on sight words while they snuggle up to read with parents or caregivers and think about new plot twists of their own.
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