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The Three Billy Goats Buenos



by
Susan Middleton Elya
illustrated by
Miguel Ordóñez

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
G.P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN
9780399547393
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Three little cabritos have a clever plan to get past the grumpiest troll in the land. But then one of the billy goats wonders: Why is that gigante so grumpy, anyway? This thoughtful question sends their plan in a new direction, and the results are better than they ever imagined.

Dashes of humor, empathy, and kindness make this modern twist on a classic tale a charming delight.

Glossary of Spanish words. Full-color illustrations done in pencil, collage, and digital.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

9 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Dewey

E

AR

2.7: points 0.5

Lexile

AD510L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

May 2020

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Stories in rhyme. Goats. Trolls. Helpfulness. Friendship. Fairy-tale retellings. Spanish language vocabulary.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal*, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Publishers Weekly*

School Library Journal

A retelling of the Norwegian fairy tale, “Three Billy Goats Gruff.” Three goats cross a bridge where a hungry “gigante” lives. As the goats, one by one, so ingeniously try to deceive the monster, the last and biggest goat has a realization that changes the outcome for all the characters. Former Spanish teacher and children book author Middleton presents the tale in rhyme with Spanish words in bold scattered throughout the two-line sentences that build the narrative. The generously sized font uses preschool-friendly vocabulary. The pencil, collage, and digitally made pastel-colored illustrations are set on a white background depicting geometrical figures and curved lines that could be used in an interactive storytime, where children find different shapes. This picture book exposes children to themes such as empathy, kindness, teamwork, and friendship, providing an ideal opportunity for a storytime focused on mindfulness. The front matter contains a glossary with all the Spanish words used in the story. A thoughtful picture book that will motivate youngsters to look beyond appearances.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

A retelling of the Norwegian fairy tale, “Three Billy Goats Gruff.” Three goats cross a bridge where a hungry “gigante” lives. As the goats, one by one, so ingeniously try to deceive the monster, the last and biggest goat has a realization that changes the outcome for all the characters. Former Spanish teacher and children book author Middleton presents the tale in rhyme with Spanish words in bold scattered throughout the two-line sentences that build the narrative. The generously sized font uses preschool-friendly vocabulary. The pencil, collage, and digitally made pastel-colored illustrations are set on a white background depicting geometrical figures and curved lines that could be used in an interactive storytime, where children find different shapes. This picture book exposes children to themes such as empathy, kindness, teamwork, and friendship, providing an ideal opportunity for a storytime focused on mindfulness. The front matter contains a glossary with all the Spanish words used in the story. A thoughtful picture book that will motivate youngsters to look beyond appearances.

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