The three billy goats Gruff

by Finch, Mary.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Audiovisual j CD-KIT FINCH [PICT BK]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Audiovisual
Call Number  j CD-KIT FINCH [PICT BK]
Join the three billy goats gruff in a lively romp as they trip-trap over a rickety bridge, take on a hungry troll, and journey to where the grass is greener. The repetitive text in this simple story imparts the all-in-it-together message. Book with CD edition includes story read by Ellen Verenieks. REVIEWS" "Simple, rhythmic text with rhyming adjectives and repetitive phrases will have everyone in story hour chiming in" - School Library Journal Ages: 3-7 ILLUSTRATIONS: Colour
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Finch (The Little Red Hen and the Ear of Wheat) and Arenson (One, Two, Skip a Few!) play up this familiar tale's lean but highly satisfying narrative trajectory. With the immediacy and economy of a skilled storyteller, Finch includes just enough sound effects and role-playing opportunities to bring the action to life without weighing down its progress. The troll, for instance, croons a catchy ditty: "I'm a troll, from a deep dark hole,/ My belly's getting thinner,/ I need to eat and goat's a treat / So I'll have you for my dinner." Arenson embellishes her vibrant full-spread collages with stenciling and flourishes, but there's an admirable sense of restraint at work here, in perfect harmony with Finch's voice. With their blocky bodies, bright, mischievous eyes and stylish coats of yellow, pink or aqua, the goats make for a trio of spunky heroes. Their nemesis is impressively grimy, thanks to Arenson's use of fibery brown papers, but he also sports fetching purple toenails. The artist crops her collages to underscore the drama: one scene is composed like an overhead shot, looking down on the littlest goat crossing the bridge as the troll menaces him from underneath. These appealing billy goats put up with no guff. Ages 6-8. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Fairy tales.
Folklore -- Norway.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher Cambridge, MA :Barefoot Books,2007
Other Titles Tre bukkene Bruse.
Contributors Arenson, Roberta.
Asbjørnsen, Peter Christen, 1812-1885. Tre bukkene Bruse.
Language English
Description 30 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
ISBN 9781846860720 (pbk.)
1846860725 (pbk.)
1841483494 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781841483498 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1841483516 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781841483511 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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