Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas: Book Chat with a FREEBIE


     I am linking up with the fabulous Deanna Jump for her Tuesday Book Chat. You can check out all of the book recommendations {HERE}. Today, I would like to introduce you to one of my new favorite books: Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim and Grace Zong. I love this book for a few simple reasons.
  1. Pandas rule! I have a lifelong love of pandas! They are so stinkin' cute!
  2. It is a fractured fairy tale. Kids LOVE to read or hear books that are twist on a familiar tale.
  3. The illustrations are vibrant and engaging.
  4. Kids will be introduced to rich vocabulary relating to the Chinese culture and customs. 
  5. Goldy Luck makes mistakes, but she also learns to take responsibility for her actions. 


Here is a quick peek inside this fantastic book! Keep scrolling for your freebie and other related recommendations!


What's a book recommendation without a FREEBIE to go with it, right?  Click {HERE} to snag your double bubble map with optional cut and paste clues. 

If you are looking for other books to carry on with a Goldilocks theme, I also highly recommend these two titles! They have always been a big hit in my classroom!




I did a Common Core aligned book study for The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett. You can check it out in my store {HERE} or by clicking on the image below. 

Have fun perusing all of the awesome book recommendations on Deanna Jump's blog. I hope to be back next week with another favorite and freebie for you!  

12 comments:

  1. I love fractured fairy tales and pandas! I wrote about a panda story too haha.. This is my first time hearing about this book and I'm definitely going to check it out!

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    1. You will love it! It is also a great read for Chinese New Year! Thanks for taking the time to leave a sweet comment!

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  2. That looks like a great one to add to my fairy tale collection. Thanks for the ideas as well. I love the name of your blog!

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    1. You are so welcome! Thanks for your kind comments! I named the blog after my habit of calling my students cutesy names like chickabiddies, doodlebops, and snickerdoodles.

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  3. I'm always looking for new versions of fairy tales. For our fairy tale unit, the kids rewrite their own versions of Goldilocks or Little Red Riding Hood so this will be a great addition to our introduction. Thanks,
    A Rill Classroom

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    1. Thanks, Heather! I am glad that this book will be useful to you! I love teaching fairy tales. Every year I am stunned by how many children have never heard the classics. It makes me sad! So, thanks for doing your part to keep fairy tales alive!

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  4. We've GOT to get Goldy Luck and The Three Pandas!!! Thank you for sharing. And thank you for the free double bubble! We have a freebie for Jan Brett's Three Snow Bears over on our TPT store!!!
    We really enjoyed your post☺
    Victoria & Tricia♥
    http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Three-Snow-Bears-Craftivity-Freebie-1068984

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    1. Thanks so much! Your freebie is precious! I pinned it for you. :) I am glad that you enjoyed my post! Thanks for the sweet comment!

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  5. Thanks! This makes a great addition to my Literature Comparison Units! :)

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    1. I am so glad that this will useful to you! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!

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  6. I was sent a link to this post. Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments on GOLDY LUCK AND THE THREE PANDAS. I'm glad you enjoyed the story and Grace Zong's terrific illustrations. I love your Goldy Luck comparison freebie and your adorable blog banner.

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    1. I am deeply honored to have you visit my blog and leave a comment. Authors are celebrities to me! :) Thank you for your kind comments. Your book is truly remarkable!

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