Rubia and the Three Osos
Susan Middleton Elya & Melissa Sweet
Hyperion, 2010 (2010)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
his bilingual version of
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
puts an interesting spin on the classic children's story. When the three
leave their home for a little stroll, Rubia, decked out in red cowboy boots and a flouncy skirt, decides to check out their
he bouncy little blond finds some warm soup on the table which she samples. '
' she declares and drinks it all down. Of course, next she checks out the chairs and, oops, breaks the tiny one.
hen the bears return home they discover the unwelcome interloper sleeping upstairs. From this point on, though, the story takes a new twist. Rubia wants to make amends to the Bear Family and by the time you finish this slightly revised story you'll see everyone is feeling '
lthough there is a glossary at the back of the picture book, the Spanish words' meanings are fairly obvious given the context in which they are used. After you share this book with your child you'll both agree that
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