I love the idea of my kids being familiar with all the old fairy tales I grew up with… like this old Norwegian story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff — the ones who want to eat the grass in the pasture across the bridge but discover a nasty troll underneath it.
So I bought this book for my boys a couple months ago, and it has become quite a favorite! Even though my oldest still can not read, this is one of those books he can read aloud from memory. A simple story, but certainly captivating… judging from the impression it has made in our family!
Paul Galdone’s illustrations are, as always, very beautiful. This is definitely my favorite version of the story.