Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Book Review: Deep in the Forest by Brinton Turkle

Deep in the Forest. Brinton Turkle. 1976. E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. Ages 3 and up.

A bear cub stumbles across a cabin in the woods and wreaks havoc, Goldilocks-style, in this wordless picture book. Although the illustrations are rendered in dark, autumnal colors, the charm of the pictures wasn't lost on my young daughters. They laughed at the cub's antics, and were delighted when he safely escaped back to his mother. Personally, I like this version of Goldilocks, since it makes more sense for a bear cub to wreak that kind of careless havoc than for a little girl to do so.

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