This classic from children’s literature was retold by the author Ana Maria Machado in the “Lê pra mim (Read to me)” collection. To illustrate the girl with golden curls and the family of bears I used the soft pastel technique on paper. I chose a color palette with pink and green tones. I also used pastel colored pencils for the finer details like their eyes, character’s hair and the bear’s kitchen utensils.

This book was selected by the “Fundação Nacional do Livro Infanto-juvenil (National Foundation for Children and Youth Books)” – FNLIJ – in the “Basic Collection – Re-edition” category in 2004.