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Goldilocks and the Three Bears: A Tale Moderne Hardcover – 27 Mar 2000

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Illustrations featuring elements of the modernism movement in art provide a new look to this traditional tale of the uninvited visit of a young girl to the home of a family of bears. Includes information on designers.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A new spin on an old favorite 1 Aug. 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book for a friend of mine who collects 50's Modern furnishings, as a housewarming gift and now I'm back for a copy of my own! It's a must have for anyone who loves Modern design and likes a new twist on tradition. The illustrations are fantastic and very hip. What a great way to turn a child (or adult for that matter) onto Modern design. A definate baby shower gift for me from now on.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Goldilocks is one kool kat, man! 11 May 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is Goldilocks like you've never seen it before. My sonand I BOTH adore this book -- he loves the crazy story, and I get akick out of the tres moderne illustrations. In fact, I must confess that I bought 2 copies -- 1 to read and 1 to cut up and use for artwork in my son's room. Enjoy!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Ultra-hip, suburban updating of classic fable 17 Jun. 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Let's face it -- as a fairy tale, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" is pretty flabby stuff. Not a whole heck of a lot happens except for a broken chair and an unmade bed, and while the repetitive, predictable nature of the tale may be "just right" for kids, it's somewhat less enthralling for adults. That's why Steven Guarnaccia's retelling of the old chestnut is so refreshing. His whimsical illustrations set the story in mid-1950's America, making Papa Bear a swingin' beatnik, while Mama wears capri-pants and hoop earrings and Baby comes complete with Davy Crockett coonskin cap.
Goldilocks has been updated as well into a preteen bobby-soxer, sporting a Patty McCormack "Bad Seed" hairdo, an excellent touch.
Guarnaccia's light, humorous tone is perfect for this slight cautionary tale. For those curious, the endpapers include a pictoral labelling of the designers and years of the various furnishings sprinkled throughout the illustrations -- everyone from Terence Conran to George Nelson is represented. This book is great fun for kids and adults alike.
Not an Improvement on the Traditional Tale 6 July 2013
By James Charnock - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
How to improve on the traditional Goldilocks and the Three Bears: You can't. But the story of old folk/fairytales is that anyone can tweak them and bring out a different version. And thus this version was born. The illustrations are ultra modern, but not quaintly charming; it uses some with-it language, but who needs that?
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