Original Goldilocks

Once upon a time there were three Bears.

A Papa bear, a mama bear, and a little baby bear.

They all lived in a small house in the forest.

One morning Mama bear prepared breakfast. And the three Bears sat down to their bowls of porridge.

But the porridge was too hot! So the three Bears decided to go for a walk while the porridge cooled.

Soon after they left, along came a little girl. She knocked on the door. No one answered. So she went in. Her name was Goldilocks.

Goldilocks found herself in the kitchen. On the table she saw three bowls of porridge.

Goldilocks was hungry! So she sat down to eat. She tasted the big bowl of porridge. But it was too hot. Next she tasted the medium-sized bowl of porridge. But it was too cold.

Then she tasted the little baby bowl of porridge. It was just right.

And she ate it all up.

Goldilocks was tired. She saw three chairs. She sat in the big chair. But it was too hard.

She sat in the medium-sized chair. But it was too soft.

Then she sat in the little baby chair. It was just right.

And then CRASH! The chair broke and Goldilocks fell to the floor.

Goldilocks was sleepy. She went upstairs. There she found three beds. She lay down in the big bed. But it was too hard. She lay down in the medium-sized bed. But it was too soft.

Then she lay down on the little baby bed. It was just right.

And Goldilocks was soon fast asleep.

And while she slept the three Bears came home.

Papa bear looked at the kitchen table and said, “Someone’s been eating my porridge!”

“Someone’s been eating my porridge!” said Mama bear.

“Someone’s been eating my porridge!” said little baby bear. “And they ate it all up!”

“Someone’s been sitting in my chair!” said Papa bear.

“Someone’s been sitting in my chair!” said Mama bear.

“Someone’s been sitting in my chair!” said little baby bear. “And they broke it to bits!”

“Someone’s been sleeping in my bed!” said Papa bear.

“Someone’s been sleeping in my bed!” said Mama bear.

“Someone’s been sleeping in my bed!” said little baby bear. “And she’s still here!”

And with that, Goldilocks woke up, saw the three Bears, screamed, and jumped out the window

And ran away. And the three Bears never saw her again.

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Little Red Hen and the Three Bears

Once upon a time there were three Bears.

A Papa bear, a mama bear, and a little baby bear.

They all lived in a small house in the forest.

One morning Mama bear prepared breakfast. And the three Bears sat down to their bowls of porridge.

But the porridge was too hot! So the three Bears decided to go for a walk while the porridge cooled.

Soon after they left, along came Little Red Hen.

“Who will knock on this door?” said Little Red Hen.

But no one would. “Then I will knock on this door myself.” And she did.

No one answered. So she went in.

Little Red Hen found herself in the kitchen. On the table she saw three bowls of porridge.

“Who will help me eat this porridge?” said Little Red Hen.

“Not I,” said nobody.

“Then I will eat the porridge all by myself.” And she did.

Little Red Hen saw three chairs. “Who will sit in these chairs with me?” she asked.

But there was no answer.

So she sat on the chairs herself.

And then CRASH! The chair broke and Little Red Hen fell to the floor.

“Who will help me up off the floor?” she asked.

But no one would help her.

So she got up off the floor herself.

Little Red Hen was sleepy. She went upstairs. There she found three beds.

She lay down on the little baby bed. “Who will tuck me in?” she asked.

No one would. No one did.

So Little Red Hen tucked herself in.

And she was soon fast asleep.

And while she slept the three Bears came home.

Papa bear looked at the kitchen table and said, “Who’s been eating my porridge?”

“Not I,” said Mama bear.

“Not I,” said little baby bear.

“Who’s been sitting in my chair!” said Papa bear.

“Not I!” said Mama bear.

“Not I!” said little baby bear.

“Who’s been sleeping in my bed?” said Papa bear.

“Not I” said Mama bear.

“Not I” said little baby bear. “And who will help me eat this chicken I found?”

“Not I!” said Little Red Hen. And she jumped out the window.

And who saw Little Red Hen again?

“Not I,” said Papa bear.

“Not I,” said Mama bear.

“Not I,” said baby bear.


Ogden Nash’s Goldilocks

She smelled from far away the sweet warm porridge,

But first, to reach it, the matter of closed dooridge.

She was able

To break in the door, and reach the table

Where she swallowed each bowl

whole.

Then she discovered where

There was a chair

That was first too hard, then too soft, then just right. She sat and sat.

Kersplat!

The chair was flat.

Oh dear!

She was flat on her rear.

She thought about it, and wondered whether she should cry. But instead,

She decided to go to bed.

One was hard. One was soft. One was just right.

Goodnight.

Home came the Bears.

They saw the porridge and chairs.

And there, at the head

Of a bed,

A young girl, hair blonde.

Zip, leap… gone.


Goldilocks and the 12 Points of View

Mama Bear

Donuts! I make a delicious, healthy porridge for breakfast, and Baby Bear says he wants doughnuts!

And Papa Bear! Humph! He says, “Great idea! Let’s get donuts!”

I’m outnumbered, so I say, “We can get donuts if you come back and eat your porridge!”

And they will.

Or else.

 

The Door

I don’t open for just anyone.

I’m rather picky.

But she looks sweet. And the bear’s weren’t home, so when she knocked on me, I opened.

She seems very nice.

 

The Porridge

It’s about time someone ate me.

I’ve been sitting here, for a long time, growing cold.

But now I have fulfilled my destiny, thanks to that girl.

Though she could work on her manners.

What a slob!

 

The Chair

She jumped on me!

She climbed on the cabinet and jumped on me!

Look at me! Where are my arms? My arms! Where are my arms!

She broke me!

That girl broke me!

I’m going to report her to the Federal Chair Commission.

I want her sitting license taken away!

And her jumping license!

 

The Stairs

You’re not a bear!

You’re not allowed up here.

Stop! Don’t!

You’re going to get in trou—-ble!

 

The House

Finally! They’re back!

Soon everything will be okay.

I told you, Door.

You have to stop being so trusting.

 

Baby Bear

Do I have to eat the…..

look, Mama! I ate it all!

Really fast!

Can I have another donut?

Or three or four?

 

The Mama Chair

My Baby! My Baby!

Papa bear! Mama bear!

Look what she did to my baby!

 

The Baby Bear’s Bed

No! Not out the window!

Why would you want to throw me out the window?

HELP!

 

Papa Bear

GROWWWWWLLLLLLL!

 

The Forest Ranger

I was walking past the bear’s house, when out their window flew a mattress, followed by a blonde girl, about 4’2″ tall. I grabbed her, took her with me to talk to the Bears, then I arrested her, name, Goldilocks, and booked her on charges of breaking and entering, vandalism, and robbery.

 

Goldilocks

Mama bear, I’ve come to apologize for breaking into your house.

I had time to think about it in jail, and I realized I was wrong.

And Mama bear, just one more question–can I have some more of that porridge? That’s the best thing I’ve ever read!

(Last wordless scene: Mama bear and Goldilocks are having breakfast. Baby Bear and Papa bear were kicked out for the day.


Walt Whitman’s Goldilocks

I hear the song of bears, strong bears, family bears.

I hear them sing of porridge, with steam rising from carved bowls.

I hear them sing of walking, on forest paths, past the beasts who hide in invalid fear.

I hear them sing of home, the return home, with hope of perfect breakfast.

I hear them sing of empty bowls of lost dreams.

I hear them sing of broken chairs, of dashed hopes.

I hear them sing of occupied beds, heavy with invading sleep.

And then one last song, a sign of shock, or discovery

And then silence.

And then a song of windows and girls

And then a song of wonder.


Goldilocks Knocks

Once upon a time there were three Bears.

A papa bear, a mama bear, and a little baby bear.

They all lived in a small house in the forest.

One morning Mama bear prepared breakfast. And the three Bears sat down to their bowls of porridge.

But the porridge was too hot! So the three Bears decided to go for a walk while the porridge cooled.

Soon after they left, along came a little girl. Her name was Goldilocks.

She knocked on the door.

There was no answer.

Oh dear, she thought. I’ve missed them again. “I’ll come another time when they’re home,” she told herself.

And on her way she went, through the forest, and home.


Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Oh Yeah

Once upon a time

Oh yeah

there were three Bears.

Oh yeah

A Papa and a mama bear,

Oh yeah

and a little baby bear.

Oh yeah

They lived in a small house

Oh yeah

in the forest.

Oh yeah

One morning Mama

Oh yeah

Made some breakfast.

Oh yeah

And the bears sat down to

Oh yeah

their bowls of porridge.

Oh yeah

But the porridge was hot!

Oh yeah

So they went for a walk

Oh yeah

while the porridge cooled.

Oh yeah

Soon after they left,

Oh yeah

along came a girl.

Oh yeah

She knocked on the door.

Oh yeah.

But no one answered.

Oh yeah

So she went in.

Oh yeah

Her name was Goldilocks.

Oh yeah

Goldilocks found herself

Oh yeah

in the kitchen.

Oh yeah

On the table

were bowls of porridge.

Oh yeah

Goldilocks was hungry!

Oh yeah

She sat down to eat.

Oh yeah

She tasted from the big bowl.

Oh yeah

But it was too hot.

Oh yeah

She tasted from the middle bowl.

Oh yeah

But it was too cold.

Oh yeah

She tasted from the little bowl.

Oh yeah

And it was just right.

Oh yeah

She ate it all up.

Oh yeah

Goldilocks was tired.

Oh yeah

She saw three chairs.

Oh yeah

She sat in the big chair.

Oh yeah

But it was too hard.

Oh yeah

She sat in the middle chair.

Oh yeah

But it was too soft.

Oh yeah

Then she sat in the little chair.

Oh yeah

It was just right.

Oh yeah

And then CRASH! It broke!

Oh yeah

and Goldilocks fell.

Oh yeah

Now she was sleepy.

Oh yeah

She went upstairs.

Oh yeah

She found three beds.

Oh yeah

She lay in the big bed.

Oh yeah

But it was too hard.

Oh yeah

She lay in the middle bed.

Oh yeah

But it was too soft.

Oh yeah

She lay on the baby bed.

Oh yeah

It was just right.

Oh yeah

And Goldilocks

Oh yeah

was soon fast asleep.

Oh yeah

And while she slept

Oh yeah

the Bears came home.

Oh yeah

Papa bear looked

Oh yeah

at the kitchen table.

Oh yeah

“Someone’s been eating from

Oh yeah

my bowl of porridge!”

Oh yeah

“Someone’s been eating from

Oh yeah

my bowl of porridge!”

Oh yeah

said Mama bear.

Oh yeah

“Someone’s been eating from

Oh yeah

my bowl of porridge!”

Oh yeah

said little baby bear.

Oh yeah

“And they ate it up!”

Oh yeah

“Someone’s been sitting

Oh yeah

in my chair!”

Oh yeah

said Papa bear.

Oh yeah

“Someone’s been sitting

Oh yeah

in my chair!”

Oh yeah

said Mama bear.

Oh yeah

“Someone’s been sitting

Oh yeah

in my chair!”

Oh yeah

said baby bear.

Oh yeah

“And they broke it to bits!”

Oh yeah

“Someone’s been sleeping

Oh yeah

in my bed!”

Oh yeah

said Papa bear.

Oh yeah

“Someone’s been sleeping

Oh yeah

in my bed!”

Oh yeah

said Mama bear.

Oh yeah

“Someone’s been sleeping

Oh yeah

in my bed!”

Oh yeah

said baby bear.

Oh yeah

“And she’s still here!”

Oh yeah

And with that,

Oh yeah

Goldilocks woke up,

Oh yeah

saw the three Bears,

Oh yeah

screamed, and jumped

Oh yeah

out the window

Oh yeah

And ran away.

Oh yeah

And the three Bears

Oh yeah

never saw her again.

Oh yeah