Synopses & Reviews
"The Three Bears", originally published in 1928 and illustrated by Frances Brundage is a grand choice for reproduction. It is a classic story, undertaken by many illustrators drawn to its suspenseful elements and narrative thrust. Brundage is, like most American illustrators of her era, rather unappreciated, but her work in "The Three Bears" is lovely and gentle. The bears are essentially sweet, rather than menacing, while Goldilocks is more a charming imp than destructive. The bears’ home is appropriately lovely, as is its unwelcome human visitor. Despite the havoc Goldilocks wreaks, one does not sense that any serious damage has been done. Our version is another in our popular series of children's shaped books.
The images found in old children's books are at the heart of our publishing venture; reproducing these illustrations and sharing them with our customers is a continuing pleasure. While we generally produce an image signly, an a notecard, in a calendar, or in a book with other--"only loosely related--"illustrations, here we have undertaken to reproduce one of our library's treasures as a faithful facsimile of the original.
Laughing Elephant is proud to present a new reproduction of this 1928 edition of The Three Bears.
This classic story benefits from illustrator Frances Brundage's lovely and gentle pictures and Laughing Elephant's signature die-cut shape. In this version of The Three Bears, the bears are sweet rather than menacing and Goldilocks is more charming than destructive. The bears' home is as lovely as Goldilocks's hair. Despite the havoc that Goldilocks wreaks, there is no lasting damage and - yes - everyone lives happily ever after at the end.
This book is perfect for young children. A fairy tale standard is immortalized in this soothing book that is sure to become a bedtime and storytime favorite.
"This is a reprint of a book first published by Saalfield 1928" -- Colophon.
About the Author
Frances Brundage (1854-1937) was an American illustrator of childrens books and postcards. She was especially adapt at the depiction of children and animals.