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Using Your Smarts is Fun with The Three Witty Goats Gruff – Review

Using Your Smarts is Fun with The Three Witty Goats Gruff – Review

 

Disclaimer: I received a copy of The Three Witty Goats Gruff in order to write this review. I am honestly sharing what my VPs and I thought of this book.

Brains over brawn. This is concept is one that is easily overlooked in today’s world. I love when children are encouraged to think their way out of a problem, especially when my VPs are reading. Lora Rozler is an educator who writes clever books for young readers to learn from and enjoy. My VPs are beginning to learn how amazing reading can be. Lora asked if her clever book The Three Witty Goats Gruff would help them learn to be smart and have fun while they learned.

 

Using Your Smarts is Fun with The Three Witty Goats Gruff
The Three Witty Goats Gruff book cover.

 

Witty? Isn’t it not Billy?

Lora decided to create a bit of a fanciful take to this popular tale. The three goats are siblings who want to go to a grassy field to literally enjoy greener pastures. The problem – a greedy old troll is blocking their path across the bridge to reach the field. These clever siblings devise a plan to get past the troll into letting each of them pass him to get to the pasture and they succeed.

Takeaways from this tale

The VPs and I took away a few things after reading this book. One of them was seeing they could work together as a team to achieve a goal. Another great lesson was that there is a solution to any problem should they put their minds to it. A third moral the VPs picked up on from this book was that violence does not have to solve every conflict.

 

Using Your Smarts is Fun with The Three Witty Goats Gruff
Goats and Troll pages.

 

Why we’re loving this story

There are so many reasons why we are loving The Three Witty Goats Gruff. Speaking from the parent part of me, I loved the lessons the VPs learned from this book. With two strong-willed minds, there are times when the VPs do not agree on issues. This story shows them how successful they can be when they work together.

 

Using Your Smarts is Fun with The Three Witty Goats Gruff
Children reading The Three Witty Goats Gruff on a couch.

 

Seeing that a problem can be solved without violence makes me love this book. In a world where we are surrounded with people using their might over their minds, it was breath of fresh air. Reading a book that shares the power of your mind to overcome adversity is one I am so willing to gush over and share with my VPs and my friends.

The illustrations also helped my VPs stay tuned in to this book. From cover to cover, we smiled at how cute the goat siblings are depicted. We even think the greedy troll is grumpily adorable! This cute and clever tale is truly a joy to look at.

 

Using Your Smarts is Fun with The Three Witty Goats Gruff
Goats in field pages.

 

The goat siblings are not the only witty part of this book. When words are combined in a way that make them fun to read, readers want to flip the book over to hear them again. This is how we feel about the vocabulary used in The Three Witty Goats Gruff. Lora used the magic and power of words to describe the troll and the goats in various ways. Children learn from this method and start to do it themselves.

Witty book love

The VPs and I loved how using your smarts is fun when readingThe Three Witty Goats Gruff. We love the helpful messages this version of this tale. We also love the feel of this book. It is warm and cute to look at. Learning how to use language to make reading fun also made this title a great page-tuner. The Three Witty Goats Gruff will be one taken off the shelf to enjoy for many story times to come!

 

Using Your Smarts is Fun with The Three Witty Goats Gruff
A girl reading The Three Witty Goats Gruff.

 

Has The Three Witty Goats Gruff peeked your interest to know more about other fab titles from Lora Rozler? I popped over to her website to find out more about her and her other books! I also connected with her Facebook at Words On A Limb, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest pages!

 

Using Your Smarts is Fun with The Three Witty Goats Gruff
Using Your Smarts is Fun with The Three Witty Goats Gruff

 

A Witty Goats Gruff Giveaway!

 

Using Your Smarts is Fun with The Three Witty Goats Gruff
The Three Witty Goats Gruff book cover.

 

Lora Rozler would like for one lucky Reese Speaks follower to gift the love of reading by giving away a copy of The Three Witty Goats Gruff!

The ARV of this Prize is $15! This giveaway is open to Canadian residents. It will end on February 15, 2019!

Good luck to all who enter!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18+. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prize is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question to win the prize mentioned above. Reese Speaks Blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. What a look at our complete set of giveaway rules? Click here.

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10 Comments

  1. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I think she would enjoy both the pictures and the story. We love reading and would love this book!

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Ivy, your daughter would love both! There is even space at the end of the book to tell this tale in your own way!

  2. Amy C says:

    I think that they would like to super cute illustrations and the cute story.

    1. reesespeaks says:

      Amy C, the story is really clever and the illustrations are super cute. It’s an amazing combo!

  3. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I think she would like everything about this book

    1. reesespeaks says:

      This book is pretty fabulous, Ivy!

  4. ivy pluchinsky says:

    She would love the pictures!

    1. reesespeaks says:

      These illustrations are so wonderful! They make me smile every time we see read this book.

  5. Juliee Fitze says:

    I think my granddaughter would love that grandma was reading it to her.

    1. reesespeaks says:

      This sounds like a great way to spend time together, Juliee!

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