Fairy Tales Gone Wrong: Eat Your Greens, Goldilocks A Story About Eating Healthily by Steve Smallman

Fairy Tales Gone Wrong: Eat Your Greens, Goldilocks A Story About Eating Healthily

Written by Steve Smallman
Illustrated by Bruno Robert

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A quirky take on the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Humorous writing provides a gentle approach to teaching healthy habits in this fun new series. With lively illustrations complementing each story and talking points to encourage further discussion. The charming artwork highlights all the positives of your favourite characters...because they're fighting fit!


Fairy Tales Gone Wrong: Eat Your Greens, Goldilocks A Story About Eating Healthily by Steve Smallman

It's your favourite classic fairy tales...with a twist. QED delivers an encouraging message about good health and hygiene in this new series. The charming artwork highlights all the positives of your favourite characters.

In Eat Your Greens, Goldilocks! the three bears play host to a very fussy eater. Goldilocks only likes things 'just so', and she hates eating vegetables! But the bears are determined to give her a healthy meal.

The Fairytales Gone Wrong series includes:

Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio!

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Wash Your Hair!

Stinky Jack and the Beanstalk

Get Some Rest, Sleeping Beauty

Eat your Greens, Goldilocks

Blow your Nose, Big Bad Wolf

Give us a Smile, Cinderella

Keep Running, Gingerbread Man


Three Bears come home, to introduce a gentle air of suspense. Will they eat Goldilocks? No, because they only eat healthy food! It's great fun and attractively illustrated. This new series from QED, which very much follows the format of their successful Storytime series, takes much-loved fairytales and gives them a new moral, based on healthy living. Each book features 'Next Steps which give plenty of stimulating discussion points. Parents in Touch

About the Author

Steve Smallman

Steve Smallman lives in Staffordshire with his wife, two dogs and two cats. He has four children and a grandchild. Steve has been illustrating children’s books for almost 30 years and writing his own stories for slightly less. He also teaches illustration workshops in schools, including mural-painting. Steve is the author of Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater (Winner of the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2009) and The Lamb Who Came for Dinner (Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award and read by Meatloaf on CITV's Bookaboo). When he’s not working, Steve enjoys films, television, gardening and walking in the countryside.

Steve Smallman on Steve Smallman:

I started working as an illustrator when I was in my final year at Art College and now, over 28 years later I still haven't got a proper job! I've illustrated literally hundreds of books, predominantly in educational publishing. A few years ago I was main illustrator for Longman's 'Story Street' reading scheme, illustrating 79 titles and writing 5.

I've worked in children's television, specifically in character development and most notably in the 'Raggy Doll' series in the mid to late 1980's. I have also done a certain amount of licensed work, illustrating characters such as Postman Pat, Bill and Ben and Sesame Street.

I've been described as an 'Animal Artist', not I hasten to add because I'm wild and hairy but because I love to draw animals and especially like to give them human characteristics.

I've been writing children's books for about 6 years and have already had several picture books published with more in development.

I've got 4 great children and although they're all adults now, my memories of them growing up inspire and inform my writing.

Click here to read a Little Tiger interview with Steve Smallman.

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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QED Publishing

Publication date

16th February 2015




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