Deep in the Forest

In this clever, wordless turnabout on the Goldilocks story, a curious bear cub wreaks havoc in the cabin of a pioneer family out for a walk Pencil and wash pictures bring the forest and Goldilocks family frontier cabin to life, infusing the tale with a satisfying warmth, a sense of love and security, and just the right touch of humor.
Deep in the Forest In this clever wordless turnabout on the Goldilocks story a curious bear cub wreaks havoc in the cabin of a pioneer family out for a walk Pencil and wash pictures bring the forest and Goldilocks fam

  • Title: Deep in the Forest
  • Author: Brinton Turkle
  • ISBN: 9780140547450
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Deep in the Forest”

    1. Dreary palette. "Baby" looks like a spoiled brat, whereas one would think she'd be more likely to be excited speechless. Cub and his actions are adorable, though and in this case the intruder is not naughty, but just doing what comes naturally to a bear.

    2. By switching the roles of the bears and the people in Goldilocks, Turkle has created a more realistic tale. The bear can act like a bear instead of living like a human. And the family of three (including a young Goldilocks) finds someone has been making mischief in their little log cabin while they were gone.The kids like to 'read pictures' so we'll have fun with this little book.Note: I don't see this as a replacement for the original Goldilocks and the Three Bears; I plan to read both stories [...]

    3. An interesting twist on the Goldilocks tale, told completely through black and white drawings. Interestingly, my sympathies lie with the bears in both versions.

    4. “Deep in the Forest” by Brinton Turkle; published by Houghton Mifflin Company; Boston, MA; copyright 19891. Awards the book has received: There were no awards received.2. Appropriate grade level(s): This book is appropriate for children from Pre-Kindergarten to First grade.3. Summary: This story is like the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The only difference is that the bear cub is the one entering a human family’s home and trying out all of their belongings. When the bear first c [...]

    5. Deep in the Forest By Brinton TurkleNo awardsGrade levels prek- 1st Summary:This picture book is a twist on the classic story of goldilocks and the three bears. In the book, a bear cub is shown wandering into a cabin and being curious about everything that's inside. Of course he investigates, the three portages left on the table, the three chairs around the table, and the three beds in the other room. Instead of a bear family coming home, a human family comes home and sees the mess the bear cub [...]

    6. Wordless Picture BooksAwards: N/AAppropriate Grade Level: PK-3Summary: Deep in the Forest seems to be the opposite of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This story tells about a more practical scenario however, as a little cub stumbles upon a cabin in the forest. Following his discovery, the cub proceeds to eat the food on the table--which appears to be porridge. The bear breaks chairs and tears up the bedroom as well. The family returns in disbelieve and they run the bear out of the house once the [...]

    7. This book didn't have words to explain the illustrations. However, the illustrations were so well done that it's easy for the reader to understand what's going on. It was kind of funny how the roles switched in this book and the little bear was in the girls house.

    8. A book without words. The story is told with only pictures. It's a reverse of the three bears. Instead of a little girl going into a bears home, a baby bear is going into a humans home.

    9. 1. No awards could be found for this book.2. This book is appropriate for K and First Grade.3. This book is the opposite of Goldie Locks and the Three Bears. Instead of Goldie Locks breaking into the bears' house, a little bear cub breaks into a human family's house. The little bear tries the papa's, mama's, and baby's porridge, chair, and bed until he realized which one was "Just right" for him.4. It was fun reading a book that was the opposite of the traditional story. I feel like the children [...]

    10. 1) No awards 2) pre-school to 1st grade3) A young bear breaks into the house of a human family similar to how Goldilocks did in her very own story.After causing a lot of property damage and getting chased by the family he eventually reunites with his own family.4. I thought the book was a great retelling of the story of Goldilocks with an added twist. The book's illustrations also do a good job of portraying the characters emotions through their face.5.Read the original Goldilocks first and then [...]

    11. 1. K-2nd Grade2. This book is the reversed story of Goldi-Locks. It is about a bear who goes into a family's house and eats their porridge, messed up their beds, and broke their chairs. The illustrations are detailed and cute.3. I liked this book a lot, I've never heard of this reversed story of Goldi-Locks so I thought it was extremely interesting to read it. I think kids would love this story because it shows them a different interpretation of a story we all know and love. Also the pictures ar [...]

    12. 1. No awards2. Age 2-53. A baby bear living in the forest sneaks into a family's house and make a big mass by eating their meal and breaking the furnitures. When the family comes, they all get angry and the bear gets found. The family failes to catch the bear and the baby bear happily goes to the mama bear.4. I think this book would be very easy for young children to understand the plots by looking at the illustrations. The pictures are very obvious with the characters' face expressions. I find [...]

    13. Characters: baby bear, mama, papa, young girl, other bearsSetting: a cabin in the woodsIntended audience: as a Houghton Mifflin publication, this books appears to be geared toward students in primary grade levels. Also suitable for preschoolers, families, and general book lovers.As a wordless picture book, Deep in the Forest relies on images to convey its characters, setting, and plot. It does not hurt for the reader to have some background knowledge of Goldilocks, in order to fully grasp the pl [...]

    14. Age Level(s): Pre-school - KindergartenDeep in the Forest flips the story of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" upside down. Follow a lone little bear as he explores a cottage in the woods, discovering new challenges along his journey. Even better, follow the family's reaction to the poor little guy.Deep in the Forest does a great job showing the story of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" in a more realistic concept. Readers are able to make mental connections throughout the reading, encouraging th [...]

    15. (Mommy's review from 2/12)Clever? Satisfying warmth? The only parts of the description I can agree with is the 'wordless' bit and, if I go out on a limb, the 'humor'. I'm at a loss as to how this isn't borderline theft. I can go draw a few pictures about a monster as a maid in a castle and with a nice step-father and the monster lives happily ever after and it's cool?And, to make matters even worse Turkle didn't even deem it necessary to write. This is supposed to be a book correct?I feel a litt [...]

    16. 1) N/A2) Pre-K to 3rd Grade3) This book is about a baby bear that stumbles upon a house and eats the porridge on the table, breaks a chair, and eventually falls asleep in a child's bed. When the family of the house comes back and finds a bear in the child's bed, they chase him out. In the end, the baby bear is shown safe at home with his mother and siblings. 4) The illustrations are very well-done and you can feel the emotions of the characters. It was interesting to see the reversed situation o [...]

    17. 2. Deep in the Forest by Brinton Turkle No Awards Grades P-1 Deep in the Forest is about a bear cub that goes into a cabin in the woods. The cub goes through the house and tries the different bowls of food, the chairs, and even the beds. He makes a little bit of a mess while doing it. The people come home while the cub is still in the house and he has to make a run for it. Deep in the Forest is the opposite of Goldilocks and the Three Little Bears. It’s the same story, just with the characters [...]

    18. This is a wordless picture book. It's just the complete opposite of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears". The bear in this story plays "Goldilock's" role, while the humans play "the three bears". I like this book, however, I think that someone who reads this book must have read the original in order to understand it. I think it's a clever idea that the book gives "the bears" side of the story. Again, this book can be used when teaching compare and contrast. I think the illustrations are a little too [...]

    19. Brinton Turkle’s work looks as if it were done with more pencil sketching with a bit of watercolors. The pictures are dull in color but possess wonderful skills. The main colors Turkle used were brown, black, off-white, and gold. Each page is wordless which shows how great of detail he put into each illustration. As the bear enters the house you can see three chairs and three bowls setting on the table labeled “Papa”, “Mama” and “Baby”. Turkle divides two pages in half to show the [...]

    20. -Awards: none-Appropriate grade level: PreK-3rd Grade-Summary: This story is a twist on the tale, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. It is a story about a bear coming in and trying out the mama bear, papa bear, and baby bears things to find the one that is just right. It takes place while the family who owns this home is on a walk.-Review: The illustrations are clear and detailed enough to know exactly what is going on in the story with no words. It is a cute and clever book that switches the chara [...]

    21. Turkle, B. Deep in the Forest. Puffin Books (1976).This is a book composed entirely of pictures without any words at all, and is a reverse telling of Goldilocks and the three bears. A cub goes into the house of a pioneer family and tries out their food, chairs, and beds, until he falls asleep. The family then comes home and catches him, and he runs away before they can catch him.The pictures in this book are very colorful and detailed, and even though there are no words to the story, young child [...]

    22. This book was a retelling of Goldy Locks but it was switched around in several ways. First of all, it was all illustration. Second of all, it was completely wordless. We don't realize that it is a retelling until a few pages in. And it is so freaking cute. I really enjoyed not having words muddle up this story, it was a nice change of pace because there are so many different retelling of this one. And it did seem like we were right there with that little bear cub as it made its messes, sat in ch [...]

    23. This story was a different take on the folktale Goldie locks and the three bears. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I remember as a child begging my grandma to read Goldie locks and the three bears to me and I always loved the story. I thought the book Deep in the Forest was a unique take on the traditional folktale, being as there were no words. I liked the uniqueness because it gave you the freedom to in a sense to make up your own story about what happens. Overall, I thought this was a fantast [...]

    24. I found this book to be very intriguing. The book did not have any words which made it unique and made me kind of make up words for the story myself. I like the creativity of it because it was fun to just have to focus on the pictures, which told the story. I also thought the pictures were fun and detailed, which drew me in as the reader. I also liked how instead of the three bears it was the three humans and instead of Goldilocks it was a little bear. Overall, I found the story very entertainin [...]

    25. A little bear wanders into a house, tries out three bowls of food, tries out three chairs, and then tries out three beds till he finds one to curl up in. The humans come home (one of which is a girl with golden curls) and discover the intruder.This is an entirely wordless flip of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and it was fantastic. Read it to little ones familiar with the other tale and see if they can figure out what is going on. The real question is which home invasion came first, the bear's [...]

    26. This was the first book that I read with no words. I enjoyed just looking at the pictures and anticipating what was going to happen next. It felt like I was coming up with the story and still had words going through my mind while looking at it. I think as a future teacher I would have the kids write a story to go along with the pictures. Then I would come together as a class and see the different stories the kids came up with when looking at the same pictures.

    27. A bear cub stumbles across a cabin in the woods and wreaks havoc, Goldilocks-style, in this wordless picture book. Although the illustrations are rendered in dark, autumnal colors, the charm of the pictures wasn't lost on my young daughters. They laughed at the cub's antics, and were delighted when he safely escaped back to his mother. Personally, I like this version of Goldilocks, since it makes more sense for a bear cub to wreak that kind of careless havoc than for a little girl to do so.

    28. A curious bear cub discovers a curious cottage in the woods and decides to explore.This wordless gem was a childhood favorite of The Wife's and is a new favorite of mine. A clever reversal of the classic Goldilocks tale, it feels at once old and familiar and original and fresh. The Boy (2) often asks for this one, and I always find so much interest in the charming, monochromatic illustrations.

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