The Three Billy Goats Gruff
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The three goat brothers brave the terrible troll in a colorful version of the classic tale.
About the Author
Paul Galdone was born in Budapest in 1907. He was the winner of a Caldecott Honor and illustrated more than three hundred books in his lifetime, many of which are classic retellings. There are twelve titles in the Folk Tale Classics series. Besides The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Galdone is also known for Jack and the Beanstalk and his illustration and retelling of the Gingerbread Boy.
Having read this in our local library our son wanted his own copy so excited to receive this. Not only are the illustrations absolutely SUPERB the storyline is also fun. Wanting to reach the other side of the river, the littlest and youngest billy goat trip traps over the bridge first, dressed in a diaper. When the troll and his frog approaches it, it tells him that there is a bigger goat coming so being greedy, the troll agrees to let the littlest goat pass over unharmed. This happens with the medium sized goat also but the story changes when the big goat starts crossing the bridge. He’s ready to fight! The last we see of the troll of him swimming down the river.
FABULOUS retelling and highly recommended. Thrilled with our purchase – Liz