Listen to the story in Scottish Gaelic with your PENpal.
Would you dare trip trap across a bridge guarded by a hungry troll? The three Billy Goats Gruff are about to try their luck…
Set against candyfloss clouds and rolling green hills, Henriette Barkow's charming retelling of this traditional Norwegian folktale brings a cast of memorable characters to life for a new generation of readers. 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' encourages creative problem solving and develops decision making skills. The story could be used to prompt children to weigh up different outcomes and possibilities: why did the first two billy goats tell the troll to wait for their brother? What would have happened if the last billy goat had not been so brave? What else could they have tried? One of the more subtle stories in this collection, 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' can also be used to discuss whether folktales always have moral messages.
Mantra Lingua's 'Folktales, Myths and Legends' collection of dual language books breathes new life into a selection of well-loved tales from around the world. Lively illustrations, delightful rhymes and ingenious twists mean that children and adults alike will love rediscovering these modern adaptations of classic stories. The titles in this collection have been specifically chosen to provide scope for exploring moral themes and Citizenship topics. For more advanced readers, this collection also serves as an excellent introduction to the story telling tradition.