Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates
Author: April Jones Prince; pictures by Steven Salerno
A fun and clever picture book retelling of Goldilocks—with pirates!
Once upon a seaworthy sloop lived three pirates: the big, pilfering Papa, the medium-sized, menacing Mama, and the small, bonny Baby, a pirate-in-training. They were excellent pirates, but not very good housekeepers, so their gruel wasn't tasty, their stools weren't sturdy, and their hammocks weren't hung properly. Luckily for them, Goldenlocks happened along when they were out for a row in the harbor. April Jones Prince's rollicking text and Steven Salerno's swashbuckling paintings make Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates a first-rate adventure and a spirited take on Goldilocks.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
In The News
“This clever mash-up [is] ideal for a rollicking good readaloud.” —Booklist
“Arr-guably the best pirate fairy tale to sail the seven storytimes.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A raucous and nautical take on the classic “Goldilocks” story . . . Equally delightful for preschool storytimes or one-on-one readings.” —School Library Journal