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The Three Billy Goats Buenos
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Penguin Young Readers Group 2020
Accelerated Reader:
IL: LG - BL: 2.7 - AR Pts: 0.5
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AD: Adult Directed 510L
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Description
Humor abounds in this masterfully-bilingual twist on "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" that dares to ask the question: why is that troll so grumpy anyway?
Three little cabritos have a clever plan to get past the grumpiest troll in the land. But then one of the billy goats wonders: Why is that gigante so grumpy, anyway?
This thoughtful question sends their plan in a new direction, and the results are better than they ever imagined.
Dashes of humor, empathy, and kindness make this modern twist on a classic tale a charming delight.
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Street Date:
03/03/2020
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780399547409
ASIN:
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Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 2.7, 0.5 Points
Lexile code:
AD: Adult Directed
Lexile measure:
510
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Susan Middleton Elya. (2020). The Three Billy Goats Buenos. Penguin Young Readers Group.

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Susan Middleton Elya. 2020. The Three Billy Goats Buenos. Penguin Young Readers Group.

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Susan Middleton Elya, The Three Billy Goats Buenos. Penguin Young Readers Group, 2020.

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Susan Middleton Elya. The Three Billy Goats Buenos. Penguin Young Readers Group, 2020.

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Humor abounds in this masterfully-bilingual twist on "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" that dares to ask the question: why is that troll so grumpy anyway?
Three little cabritos have a clever plan to get past the grumpiest troll in the land. But then one of the billy goats wonders: Why is that gigante so grumpy, anyway?
This thoughtful question sends their plan in a new direction, and the results are better than they ever imagined.
Dashes of humor, empathy, and kindness make this modern twist on a classic tale a charming delight.
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      • source: Kirkus
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        December 15, 2019
        A time-honored folktale gets a makeover with the addition of snappy Spanish vocabulary. In what begins as a familiar tale, three goat brothers are prevented from crossing a river by an irritable troll. They must put their heads together to formulate a plan to get past the troll, but the thoughtful goats in this version of the story find opportunities for empathy and even new friendships when they begin to wonder why the troll is so grumpy and are able to help her with a combination of first aid and goodwill. A scary troll proves to be a new amiga when the goats choose to show her kindness. In her now characteristic style, Elya's rhyming couplets seamlessly weave Spanish words into verses: "How many creatures can pass me? Ningunos!You kids will be part of mis desayunos!" Repetition of some phrases and vocabulary will benefit both emerging readers and those who are working to learn Spanish. Ordóñez's bold, geometric illustrations mesh with the simplicity of the plot and deliver lively visuals. Two of the goats have cute little beards; the troll looks like a blue brick with round ears and eyes, a V-shaped scowl, triangular pink nose and smaller triangular white fangs, and impossibly long arms. Byron Barton fans will appreciate the vibrant and uncluttered style. An enjoyable addition to any folklore collection, this iteration of the classic story packs visual and linguistic punch. (glossary) (Picture book. 3-6)

        COPYRIGHT(2019) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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      • source: School Library Journal
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        Starred review from January 1, 2020

        PreS-Gr 1-A retelling of the Norwegian fairy tale, "Three Billy Goats Gruff." Three goats cross a bridge where a hungry "gigante" lives. As the goats, one by one, so ingeniously try to deceive the monster, the last and biggest goat has a realization that changes the outcome for all the characters. Former Spanish teacher and children book author Middleton presents the tale in rhyme with Spanish words in bold scattered throughout the two-line sentences that build the narrative. The generously sized font uses preschool-friendly vocabulary. The pencil, collage, and digitally made pastel-colored illustrations are set on a white background depicting geometrical figures and curved lines that could be used in an interactive storytime, where children find different shapes. This picture book exposes children to themes such as empathy, kindness, teamwork, and friendship, providing an ideal opportunity for a storytime focused on mindfulness. The front matter contains a glossary with all the Spanish words used in the story. VERDICT A thoughtful picture book that will motivate youngsters to look beyond appearances.-Kathia Ibacache, Simi Valley Public Library, CA

        Copyright 2020 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        Starred review from January 27, 2020
        Zany charm imbues Elya’s deft retelling of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.” Rhymes silly and clever weave in Spanish vocabulary words, sneakily cuing correct pronunciation: “There once were three goats, a brotherly trio/ They needed to crisscross a fast-moving río.// But under the bridge lived a grumpy gigante/ with tootsies as big as a small elefante.” The cabritos, of course, make it by the troll, but Middleton Elya tweaks the plot. As the third goat, Tres, faces the troll, he notices something: “Stuck to her foot was a long, sharp espina./ ¡Ay! That must hurt you a lot, mi vecina!” The goats band together to soothe her, and the delightful story ends in an unexpected friendship. Ordóñez’s bug-eyed goats and triangle-toothed troll frolic in a sunny landscape of blocky shapes in vibrant hues. A glossary provides English definitions of Spanish-language words. Ages 4–8.

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        January 1, 2020
        Preschool-G Who doesn't love the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff and the scary troll? With rhyming text and a mixture of Spanish and English, Elya presents a modern take on the old classic. Here the three little cabritos encounter a blue, toothy troll on their way to cross el rio to get to that tasty grass. One by one, the goats cross until the third one gets stopped by the troll, but this inquisitive cabrito wants to know why the troll is so grumpy! After finding the reason and mobilizing others to help, the three little goats are rewarded for their kindness by being freely allowed to cross the bridge. As a read-aloud, this bouncy rhyming story, which smoothly incorporates Spanish words and encourages proper pronunciation, provides a great opportunity to discuss kindness. Ord��ez's blocky, bright illustrations, composed of rounded shapes in flat swathes of color, add to the cheerful atmosphere. A glossary of Spanish terms and pronunciation guide bolster language-learning opportunities in this lively, engaging take on a classic tale.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2020, American Library Association.)

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        July 1, 2020
        Elya (Little Roja Riding Hood, rev. 7/14, and others) introduces a "brotherly trio" needing to "crisscross a fast-moving rio." The first two goats circumvent the scary troll who guards the bridge by convincing her not to eat them, but instead to wait for their brother ("so delicioso"). When it's Numero Tres's turn, the older, wiser, more compassionate goat pauses in reflection to consider the troll's plight: "What will she eat despues?...And why's she so grumpy?" Tres's selflessness disarms the creature, flipping the traditional folktale's arc -- and incorporating a little "Lion and the Mouse." Elya's tale (with hints of a political register) models acts of lovingkindness, ultimately showing how caring for others wins over greed and fear. This gentleness, paired with a jaunty and uncomplicated rhyme scheme of couplets, makes for an entertaining read-aloud. Ordonez's deft pencil, collage, and digital illustrations enhance the tone and characters, conveying emotion and pace with clean use of bold lines and very simple shapes. A glossary of Spanish words is included.

        (Copyright 2020 by The Horn Book, Incorporated, Boston. All rights reserved.)

      • premium: True
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        July 1, 2020
        Elya (Little Roja Riding Hood, rev. 7/14, and others) introduces a "brotherly trio" needing to "crisscross a fast-moving r�o." The first two goats circumvent the scary troll who guards the bridge by convincing her not to eat them, but instead to wait for their brother ("so delicioso"). When it's Número Tres's turn, the older, wiser, more compassionate goat pauses in reflection to consider the troll's plight: "What will she eat despu�s?...And why's she so grumpy?" Tres's selflessness disarms the creature, flipping the traditional folktale's arc -- and incorporating a little "Lion and the Mouse." Elya's tale (with hints of a political register) models acts of lovingkindness, ultimately showing how caring for others wins over greed and fear. This gentleness, paired with a jaunty and uncomplicated rhyme scheme of couplets, makes for an entertaining read-aloud. Ord��ez's deft pencil, collage, and digital illustrations enhance the tone and characters, conveying emotion and pace with clean use of bold lines and very simple shapes. A glossary of Spanish words is included. Lettycia Terrones

        (Copyright 2020 by The Horn Book, Incorporated, Boston. All rights reserved.)

      • premium: True
      • source: Kirkus
      • content:

        December 15, 2019
        A time-honored folktale gets a makeover with the addition of snappy Spanish vocabulary. In what begins as a familiar tale, three goat brothers are prevented from crossing a river by an irritable troll. They must put their heads together to formulate a plan to get past the troll, but the thoughtful goats in this version of the story find opportunities for empathy and even new friendships when they begin to wonder why the troll is so grumpy and are able to help her with a combination of first aid and goodwill. A scary troll proves to be a new amiga when the goats choose to show her kindness. In her now characteristic style, Elya's rhyming couplets seamlessly weave Spanish words into verses: "How many creatures can pass me? Ningunos!You kids will be part of mis desayunos!" Repetition of some phrases and vocabulary will benefit both emerging readers and those who are working to learn Spanish. Ord��ez's bold, geometric illustrations mesh with the simplicity of the plot and deliver lively visuals. Two of the goats have cute little beards; the troll looks like a blue brick with round ears and eyes, a V-shaped scowl, triangular pink nose and smaller triangular white fangs, and impossibly long arms. Byron Barton fans will appreciate the vibrant and uncluttered style. An enjoyable addition to any folklore collection, this iteration of the classic story packs visual and linguistic punch. (glossary) (Picture book. 3-6)

        COPYRIGHT(2019) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Three little cabritos have a clever plan to get past the grumpiest troll in the land. But then one of the billy goats wonders: Why is that gigante so grumpy, anyway?
This thoughtful question sends their plan in a new direction, and the results are better than they ever imagined.
Dashes of humor, empathy, and kindness make this modern twist on a classic tale a charming delight.
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