Goldilocks and the Three Bears: A Tale Moderne
Something is different in this retelling of the classic story of the girl with the golden locks. Goldilocks, as usual, discovers the three bears' house in the woods. She ventures inside and makes herself at home, sitting in the chairs, samples the meal laid on the table, and taking a nap. But... show more
Something is different in this retelling of the classic story of the girl with the golden locks. Goldilocks, as usual, discovers the three bears' house in the woods. She ventures inside and makes herself at home, sitting in the chairs, samples the meal laid on the table, and taking a nap. But the bears-they're an entirely new breed! Steven Guarnaccia's comical, stylized artwork delivers bears who are hip; they have a sense of style and a love of design. Their 1950s split-level home is filled with cool furniture created by an international crowd of celebrated designers, from Alvar Aalto to Charles and Ray Eames to Isamu Noguchi! Children and parents alike will delight in this new edition of the beloved story. And when they look at the endsheets, which provide the name of each decorative object and its creator, they may even pick up a design tip or two. STEVEN GUARNACCIA is an illustrator and designer whose comic and stylized illustrations have appeared in many national and international magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, Abitare, and House and Garden. Guarnaccia has also designed greeting cards for the Museum of Modern Art, New York and watches for Swatch . He is the author of several books for children and adults. He lives and works in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife and son. 32 pages of illustrations in full color, 9 x 13"
Publish date: April 1st 2000
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
Genre: Animals / Manners / Fairy Tale Year Published: 1999 Year Read: 2014 Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers Now, to be honest, my first exposure to Steven Guarnaccia’s artwork was through Rabbit Ears Productions’ version of “Anansi,” which was narrated by none other than DENZE...
Only three stars, JUST BECAUSE, I wish more had been done to "Moderne"-ize the story. It's the straight tale, with modern art, architecture, and furnishings as the backdrop. The endpapers are an index to reference the designers and the pieces. Great for Goldilocks collectors.