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The three snow bears, Jan Brett

Label
The three snow bears
Title
The three snow bears
Statement of responsibility
Jan Brett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Retells the story of Goldilocks, set in an Inuit village and featuring a family of polar bears
Member of
Pace
Illustration
Review
  • PreS-Gr 3 Filled with the gorgeously detailed watercolor and gouache illustrations that distinguish her work, this Arctic version of a classic tale is pure Brett. In the wintry white world of the far north, Aloo-ki, a young Inuit girl, steps into the role of Goldilocks. Separated from her team of huskies while fishing among ice floes, she stumbles upon the three snow bears' empty igloo. She proceeds to taste their soup, try on their boots, and, as expected, sample each of their beds before falling asleep in Baby Bear's pile of cozy furs. Meanwhile, the polar bears rescue Aloo-ki's dog team and bring them back to the igloo, where they discover evidence of the intruder and quickly locate the sleeping girl. Awakened to find herself face-to-face with three huge bears, Aloo-ki rushes outdoors, gathers her huskies, and waves a thank-you before hurrying away on her sled. The plot remains true to the progression of the traditional tale and the narrative moves swiftly. Side panels depict regional fauna and help convey the action. Aloo-ki and many of the animals wear clothing inspired by Inuit designs, adding splashes of color to the snowy backdrops. This book is sure to be appreciated by the author's fans and those seeking multicultural variations on the Goldilocks story. Piper Nyman, Brookmeade Elementary School, Nashville, TN --Piper Nyman (Reviewed December 1, 2007) (School Library Journal, vol 53, issue 12, p87)
  • The perennially popular Brett sets this wintry spin on the Goldilocks tale in the Arctic. A polar bear family leaves its igloo for a walk to let Baby Bear's soup cool just as Aloo-ki, an Inuit girl, runs past, searching for her team of huskies, which have drifted away on an ice floe. Distracted by the aroma of the soup, Aloo-ki wanders into the igloo, and the rest is (not quite) history. Set against a background rendered as chilly blocks of ice, Brett's trademark border panels unfold the simultaneous story of the bears, who rescue the stranded dog team even as Aloo-ki makes free with their breakfast and home comforts. Kids will enjoy the variations on a nursery room standard, although the main draw is, as usual, Brett's characteristically detailed art. She pays loving attention to folkways, attiring the bears and other animals in furry parkas with geometric Inuit designs and furnishing the igloo with implements crafted in a native style. But between the frigid tones of the icy borders and the minor key of the story, the volume is narrower in its appeal than Brett's (The Mitten ) best. Ages 4-up. (Sept .) --Staff (Reviewed July 30, 2007) (Publishers Weekly, vol 254, issue 30, p81)
  • Brett sets the familiar story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears in the Arctic, replacing Goldilocks with Aloo-ki, an Inuit girl who stumbles upon the snow bears' igloo while hunting for her lost dog team. After Aloo-ki samples three bowls of soup, three pairs of boots and three sleeping places, she falls asleep in Baby Bear's cozy bed. When the igloo's occupants return, a surprised Aloo-ki scrambles out of bed and past the bears to discover that they have found and rescued her dogs. Brett presents the Goldilocks story in simple prose, altering it only slightly to accommodate the Arctic setting. The stunning watercolor-and-gouache illustrations, however, provide the sense of place that the words do not. Brett creates a strikingly beautiful blue-and-gray–toned world of ice populated with thickly furred creatures and accented with Inuit motifs. The intricately detailed, multi-paneled spreads depict the snow bears rescuing Aloo-ki's dogs while Aloo-ki explores their igloo. Children and adults alike will pore over each page, relishing the richness of Brett's artwork. (Picture book. 5-9) (Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2007)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
258772
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Goldilocks and the three bears
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brett, Jan
Dewey number
  • 398.2
  • E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • AD530L
  • Decoding demand: 68 (high)
  • Semantic demand: 66 (high)
  • Syntactic demand: 86 (very high)
  • Structure demand: 83 (very high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 3
Reading level
3.1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Folklore
  • Polar bear
  • Bears
  • Folklore
  • Polar bear
  • Bears
  • Bears
  • Folklore
  • Polar bear
  • Picture books for children
Target audience
primary
Label
The three snow bears, Jan Brett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
653017
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780399247927
Lccn
2007007373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780399247927
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399247927
  • (OCoLC)122525538
Label
The three snow bears, Jan Brett
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
653017
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780399247927
Lccn
2007007373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780399247927
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399247927
  • (OCoLC)122525538

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