BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Goldie and the Three Hares by Margie Palatini

TITLE: Goldie And The Three Hares

AUTHOR: Margie Palatini


PUBLISHER: Katherine Tegen Books, 2011

SYNOPSIS: “The Hare family—Papa, Mama, and Little Baby Hare—are enjoying a peaceful day in their rabbit hole until they hear a big THUMP outside their door. The thump is Goldilocks herself, who has fallen down the rabbit hole after being chased by the Three Bears.

(I think you know why those bears were chasing her.)

The Hare family is happy to help the girl, who has hurt her foot. But as you might imagine, Goldie is not a very good houseguest. She is tough to please, since every chair is too hard, too soft, or otherwise not just right.

(If you were the Hares, you might agree that Goldilocks is loud, obnoxious, and demanding.)

But when Goldie is finally comfy-cozy in the Hares’ rabbit hole, how are they ever going to get her to leave?”

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : I came from a generation of children raised on the classic tale of Goldilocks and The Three Bears. So when I saw this book about what happens AFTER Goldilocks ran away from the three bears, of course my interest was peaked. I like how author, Margie Palatini, continues the tradition of Goldilocks self-centered adventure with some poor rabbits being her next victims. It might not be a bad idea to revisit the original story for young readers not familiar with the classic tale. Otherwise, readers will quickly be able to make the connection between the bears dealing with an unwanted guest and the rabbits’ troublesome visitor. An adorable story with great accompanying illustrations. A nice addition to any library!

RATING: ****4 Stars ****


1 star…probably not worth your time.

2 stars…there are some things to like, but could elements have been stronger.

3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers but others might find it lacking something.

4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.

5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!


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“Eight-year-old Hailey loved wearing hats! She had a special hat for almost every adventure of the week! But what happens when she runs out of hats? Who will she be then?

HAILEY’S HATS celebrates one child’s imagination, while challenging ALL children to take another look in the mirror to see the fabulous person looking back at them!

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Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.

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2 thoughts on “BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: Goldie and the Three Hares by Margie Palatini

  • May 20, 2022 at 6:25 pm

    Sounds like a fun read.

    • May 21, 2022 at 1:36 am

      It was funny and the illustrations are so cute! You should order it through the library…

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!


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