June 10, 2017

The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Jerry Pinkney

Caldecott Medal winner Jerry Pinkney’s latest picture book is The Three Billy Goats Gruff. This retelling of a Norwegian fairy tale follows three hungry goat brothers who want to cross a bridge to greener pastures for food. The bridge however, is guarded by a mean troll that threaten to eat anything that dares to pass on the bridge. The suspense builds up quickly and the bully meets his match in the end and learns valuable lessons. Beginner readers will enjoy this easy to read and relatable story that introduces the idea of sharing and working together.

The artist uses pencil and watercolour for the illustrations that are printed full page. There is one fold-out page at the climax of the story. If you enjoyed Pinkney’s other books like The Lion & the Mouse or The Tortoise & the Hare, you will like this too.

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 2017
Hardcover 40p/dust jacket
11.4" x 9.9"
Jerry Pinkney The Three Billy Goats Gruff Caldecott MedalistGoats want to cross bridgeTroll spots goatTroll falls into waterAll the goats can cross bridge

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