A delightful new twist on a classic tale is what you’ll find in Three Billy Goats Fluff by Rachael Mortimer.
Mr. Troll is angry. How is he supposed to get any sleep with the three Billy Goats Fluff trip-trapping over his bridge? Finally he’s had enough and he warns them that if they make any noise traveling over his bridge they will become his next meal. Mother Goat listens to her children’s tale of woe and puts together a plan to keep everyone happy.
I love this book! The Three Billy Goats Gruff was never my favorite story as a child. It kind of scared me. In this updated humorous version, Mr. Troll is feeling out of sorts because the newspaper advertisement for his new apartment hadn’t included how noisy it was. He’s trying to sleep, but those three Billy Goats Fluff keep trip-trapping over his bridge and waking him up. He acts out in frustration and the young goats don’t know what to do. But Mother Goat sympathizes with Mr. Troll’s problems and wants to help.
The Three Billy Goats Fluff is funny and adorable. Young readers will learn consideration for others and the importance of working together, while they are entertained by a charmingly illustrated story. Liz Pichon provides the artwork for this one and it is outstanding. Even the goats’ house is fluffy and the troll is fierce, but not frightening.
If you only buy one book for your children this holiday season, it should be this one.
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- Publisher:Tiger Tales
- ISBN-13: 978-1589251014
- SRP: $15.95
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I received no monetary compensation for this review.