Classical Kids Storytime: 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'

Goldilocks and the Three Bears enjoyed their day together, getting along, in perfect, friendly, harmony. Nancy Carlson for MPR
16min 46sec : Classical Kids Storytime: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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What happens when an adventurous girl discovers a house in the woods owned by bears and filled with classical recordings?

Find out how her musical adventure unfolds in Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the latest installment of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring illustrations by acclaimed children's author Nancy Carlson. Along the way, we'll hear some wonderful melodies by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Erik Satie, Giacchino Rossini and more. It's our classical twist on the classic tale.

Share the power of classical music with your little ones today! And be sure to explore the gallery below for more illustrations by Carlson.

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Playlist

Maurice Ravel: Mother Goose Suite (excerpts)
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Jean

Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 82 (The Bear) (excerpts)
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jans Muller-Kray

Giacchino Rossini: William Tell Overture (excerpts)
Zagreb Festival Orchestra, Michael Halasz

Erik Satie: Gymnopedie No. 1 (excerpt)
Klara Kormendi, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 10 (Gran Partita)
Octopus Wind Ensemble

Courtesy of Naxos of America Inc.

Credits

Storyteller: Steve Seel
Writer: Steve Seel
Illustrations: Nancy Carlson
Producer: Valerie Kahler
Digital producer: Seiji Cataldo
Senior digital producer: Randy Salas
Program director: Julie Amacher

Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear decided to go for a walk in the forest to let their oatmeal cool off. Nancy Carlson for MPR
Goldilocks loved to explore and always had a few bags of her favorite snack crackers -- which were, of course, Goldfish. Nancy Carlson for MPR
Hungry and tired, Goldilocks thought it might be a good idea to sit down -- and then she saw the house of the Three Bears Nancy Carlson for MPR
Goldilocks peeked in the front door and saw a table with three chairs and three bowls of oatmeal. Nancy Carlson for MPR
Goldilocks saw the records and thought, "I'll put on some music to help me relax." Nancy Carlson for MPR
Goldilocks hadn't meant to fall asleep to the music, but there she was, sacked out on the couch. Nancy Carlson for MPR
"Somebody's been sitting in my chair!" Mama Bear said. "And they've been eating my oatmeal!" Nancy Carlson for MPR
Baby Bear started to cry. Nancy Carlson for MPR
Papa Bear walked slowly and quietly over to the stereo, and that's when he got really angry. Nancy Carlson for MPR
"Did you like the Mozart?" Baby Bear asked Goldilocks. Nancy Carlson for MPR
Goldilocks and the Three Bears enjoyed their day together, getting along, in perfect, friendly, harmony. Nancy Carlson for MPR