5 a Day Books: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

This is quite possibly my 3 year old’s absolute favourite story at the moment. And so we will focus on a few different versions of the traditional tale this week as part of our 5 a day book list.

This first one has appeared on our lists a few times as it’s so much fun and a great, quick to read, rhyming text! A humorous take on the original with all of the key features and elements intact. And her dreadlocks are just fabulous 😉
I like reading a range of books about the same story as the variance in illustrations and story details makes for a great discussion while looking through the book. This one has quite a different style but is recognisable throughout. I love the white bears!
 This appeared on our list just last week and was probably the catalyst for this week’s theme choice. She has been taking it to bed with her and requesting it frequently!
This is one in a range of beautifully retold and illustrated fairy tales, which make a great collection for any preschooler’s library.
 Our last choice this week is actually an audio CD retelling of the story. It is part of a favourite stories collection from the Early Learning Centre and is a real hit with C. We listen to stories in the kitchen and when driving and she can tell some parts of her favourites off by heart. And the added bonus is that it gives me a rest when I just can’t read any more books! (Please tell me I’m not the only one!)
What are you reading this week? Please feel  free to link up any post about children’s literature, book lists or story related games and crafts below. Inspire us to read more!


  1. Kate says

    J is loving a Mem Fox book called ‘Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge’. It’s about a small boy who helps an old lady find her memory in the most beautiful way. Definitely keep a look out for it. xx

  2. says

    Would it be possible for you to post the authors of these books? Since all the titles are the same, I’m having a hard time finding them in our library’s catalog! Thanks!

  3. says

    I just can’t get over how many different versions of the classic stories like these they have! Sometimes when I check them out at the library the kids say “That’s not how it goes!” OOPS! :)

  4. says

    Hi Shereen. Sorry, that’s just me being lazy as I’ve always assumed it’s possible to read the authors from the pictures! I will try and remember to do that from next time onwards and if you have any specific queries about past ones, please let me know!

  5. says

    Lori, I know! I guess so many of them have survived in the oral tradition at some point in their history, so have been changed here and there. What annoys me are the ones that have been dumbed down to be more “gentle”! Kids love a bit of gore and drama!