Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: A.A. Livingston
Illustrator: Joey Chou
B. Bear and Lolly are best friends, so one day that decide to work on a new invention: the Porridge Perfecter. It turns out to be much harder to make porridge than they thought. They almost have it right when the Gingerbread Man topples over their invention. When he doesn’t stop to apologize or clean up the mess, they decide to chase him down. They set traps and try to scare him, but they just can’t catch the Gingerbread Man. Finally they decide to use their porridge to catch him. The Gingerbread Man is afraid that they will eat him. Instead, they show him the mess and he helps them clean things up and make the porridge moving.
This fun twist on classic fairy tales will delight with both the illustrations and the characters. B. Bear (short for Baby Bear) and Lolly (Goldilocks) pass by several familiar characters in their quest to help make perfect porridge. It is a good story to talk about the importance of apologizing, cleaning up when you make a mess, and working together to solve a problem. The colorful illustrations of the fairy tale world adds more charm to the fun text.