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First Favourite Tales: Three Billy Goats Gruff Hardcover – 25 Mar 1999


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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Ladybird (25 Mar. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0721497365
  • ISBN-13: 978-0721497365
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 0.9 x 16.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 346,801 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

Ladybird’s incredibly successful fairy tales now in a new look book and CD package for the first time --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. A. Miller on 7 Dec. 2009
Format: Hardcover
Classic story, easy to read and understand and not too long or too short. I bought the entire range of first favourite tales for my 2 year old and she loves them. In fact, after reading other books for the last year my husband was also very pleased we'd bought them as he finds them great to read to her too!! My baby son will also benefit from these when he's older so a great choice. Overall a very happy family and at a great price with great service what more could you ask for.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By L. Nicholson on 25 Oct. 2009
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book, along with 2 other Ladybird books, for my 2 yr old daughter. She loves books with rhyming and repetition, so this is perfect for her. I remember the story from when I was a child and I loved it too. I wasn't sure about using it for bedtime stories, due to the wicked troll, but my little girl has been fine with it. A great little book at a fab price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By hostelgirl on 12 Sept. 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Not the same cover as one shown when I purchased it. The one I received looks like a slightly more modern edition and says well loved tales inside a white oval with flowers on it. Thankfully illustrations are same inside and it is in good condition as described. More care should be taken to ensure I purchase the same product and not one that is just a bit similar.
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Format: Hardcover
This version of the story is much shorter than the original and is more ideal for children. It is a classic fairytale from Norway and is many many years old.

I love the idea of the story about three Billy goats that long to get to the other side of a bridge to eat the green grass. The bridge is guarded by a troll who gets deceived by the goats in promise of eating the biggest of the three goats. However the biggest goat charges the troll and gets rid of it.

This classic story has been retold many times over the years with the first telling in print dating back to the 1940's. This version is accompanied by very colourful illustrations that will keep children entertained. It is also ideal for children to read or for adults to read to children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ALAN on 24 Oct. 2011
Format: Hardcover
Beautiful books at a great price and wonderful that they are still available in hard back for our grandchildren.This how you raise standards in education for the children of this country.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Quote 'Seller note: The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged'.

It is true that pages are intact in that they are not torn, and that there is no highlighting and the spine is undamaged. But the cover is marked, pages look like they have been wet and dried out, some stuck together, there is writing on the first page and there are many stains on other pages. I would not rate it as excellent condition. I can't be bothered to send it back as my son is more interested in the story than the condition of the book.
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Format: Hardcover
This is the classic ladybird version of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. I bought this for my son as he brought a copy home from school to read and I had to read it no end of times over a weekend so I decided to get him his on copy. The version that he brought home from school was a ladybird version but a much older one. The story was exactly the same word for word in both books the only difference was the pictures. This story is timeless i used to love this story when I was little and it's amazing that children still love this story now no matter how old it is.
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Format: Hardcover
Bought this book for my son, he's just turned 3

He now has 10 out of the 12 books from this excellent collection and this is certainly one of his favourites (Along with Magic Porridge Pot,Gingerbread Man) - Although my personal favourite is still "The Little Red Hen" which I would give 6 stars if I could as this book is the most educational of the series

"Who's that trip trapping across my bridge" brings a smile to his face every time I read the story

Highly Recommended
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