If you would like to purchase only one Ostheimer bear for a collection, or are choosing one to begin with, we might suggest this one.
We find this Ostheimer bear ideal for the Ukranian folktale of 'The Mitten'.
Ostheimer bears are curious or relaxed, busy or resting, whatever one imagines them to be! They have a character that comes out in their shape and detail that lends them to acting out many fairy tales, or to just being the beautiful and majestic beasts of the forest that they are.
For the story of Goldilocks, may we suggest:
Papa Bear: Ostheimer (adult) bear, head up, or (adult) bear, head down
Mama Bear: Ostheimer bear
Baby Bear: Ostheimer bear, small sitting or small bear, standing.
Goldilocks: Ostheimer Gretel