Goldy Luck and the three pandas

Format: DVD 2014
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Video J DVD Gol
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Video
 
Call Number  J DVD Gol
 
 
Summary
A Chinese American retelling of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."--A careless Goldy Luck wreaks havoc on the home of a family of panda bears. She eats up the littlest panda's rice porridge, breaks his rocking chair, and rumples all the blankets on his futon. When Goldy takes responsibility for her actions, she makes a new friend (and a whole plate of turnip cakes!) just in time for Chinese New Year.
A careless Goldy Luck wreaks havoc on the home of a family of panda bears. She eats up the littlest panda's rice porridge, breaks his rocking chair, and rumples all the blankets on his futon. When Goldy takes responsibility for her actions, she makes a new friend (and a whole plate of turnip cakes!) just in time for Chinese New Year.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It's Chinese New Year, and Goldy Luck's mother sends her to visit the Chan family with freshly cooked turnip cakes. As in the traditional Goldilocks story, the family of three bears (here pandas) are away, so Goldy eats Little Chan's congee, breaks his chair, falls asleep on his futon, and flees when the Chans return. Feeling guilty, Goldy Luck returns to the Chans with a bowl of hot congee to make amends, and the story ends as Goldy eats turnip cakes with the Chans. Cartoon-style illustrations add Chinese American elements to the story, such as the exchange of red envelopes, lanterns hanging above a rug with the Chinese zodiac, and a New Year's parade passing by. This composite of Goldilocks and Chinese New Year sometimes feels forced, but the Chinese American trappings provide an entertaining variation for seasonal storytimes. An author's note explaining customs and a recipe for turnip cakes are appended.--Perkins, Linda Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Having set out to transpose the story of Goldilocks into the key of the Chinese New Year, Yim (Otto's Rainy Day) turns in a solid performance. The forest becomes a Chinese neighborhood, the bears become pandas, the porridge becomes congee (rice porridge), and the errand becomes Goldy Luck's delivery of turnip cakes to the parents of her friend Little Chan. "He never shares stuff with me," Goldy Luck grumbles, and her mother replies, "Wash away old arguments and be nice, or you'll have bad luck." Zong's (Orange Peel's Pocket) paintings provide additional information about life in a Chinese family with close looks at scenes inside both houses; there's even a household altar with offerings placed before a picture of a panda ancestor. In Goldilocks tradition, Goldy Luck wreaks havoc and the Chans discover her: "Look. It's Goldy Luck, sleeping on my futon!" The images and story emphasize family life, cooperation, security, and warmth, while author's notes explain Chinese notions of good fortune and the Chinese zodiac system, and supply a recipe for turnip cake. Ages 4-8. Author's agent: Karen Grencik, Red Fox Literary. Illustrator's agent: Studio Goodwin Sturges. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Pandas -- Juvenile films.
Friendship -- Juvenile films.
Chinese New Year -- Juvenile films.
Neighbors -- Juvenile films.
Sharing -- Juvenile films.
Conduct of life -- Juvenile films.
Pandas -- Drama.
Friendship -- Drama.
Chinese New Year -- Drama.
Neighbors -- Drama.
Sharing -- Drama.
Conduct of life -- Drama.
Holidays -- Drama.
Short films.
Children's films.
Animated films.
Publisher Holland, OH :2014
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Goldilocks and the three bears.
Contributors Yim, Natasha, autor.
Zong, Grace, illustrator.
Berneis, Susie, narrator.
Dreamscape Media, publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Susie Berneis.
Other Contributors Animated by DemoDuck.
Audience Ages 3-8.
Language English
Closed-captioned.
Notes "A Chinese-American retelling of Goldilocks and the three bears."
"Dreamscape video"--Container.
DVD with read-a-long option"--Container.
System Details DVD-R (might not be compatible with all players); iconographic widescreen presentation.
Description 1 videodisc (9 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781629235851
1629235857
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