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The Three Billy Goats Gruff



Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Stephen Carpenter
Illustrator: Stephen Carpenter
Date of Publication: 1998
ISBN: 0694010332
Grade Level: Kindergarten    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Sep. 2002

Synopsis: (from the publisher) This classic story is a favorite with toddlers, who will cheer on the three clever billy goats who outsmart a mean troll. With plenty of repetition, this adventure is perfect for reading aloud and for joining in, and a satisfying ending provides a reassuring touch.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Make a headband with horns, and re-enact the story. (No headbutting!)
•  Use paper bags to make troll and goat puppets.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!