Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Tony Ross

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Written by Tony Ross
Illustrated by Tony Ross

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No-one draws naughty children quite as well as Tony Ross, so it’s probably no surprise that his very first picture book was the story of Goldilocks. First published over 40 years ago this has now been reissued by Andersen Press in a lovely new hardback edition. It features lots of familiar Tony Ross touches: Goldilocks has a thick mass of unruly blonde hair and stomps around the bears’ house in jeans and trainers with such energy that you can almost hear the walls rattle. The bears themselves are wonderful characters, particularly the furious father bear. A wonderfully lively retelling distinguished by evidence of Tony Ross’s particular genius. ~ Andrea Reece


Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Tony Ross

This classic fairy tale is brought to life by the inimitable Tony Ross in a beautiful hardback edition of his first ever picture book, 40 years after it was published for the first time. Discover the story of mischievous Goldilocks and her adventures in the three bears' house through the glorious illustrations and charming text.

Forty years ago Klaus Flugge founded Andersen Press based on a desire to bring together the best authors and illustrators and put good quality books into the hands of children across the world.

Andersen Press is marking its 40th birthday with some very special anniversary publishing, including the debut picture books from two of the most distinguished authors and illustrators in the world of children’s books, Tony Ross and David McKee's Two Can Toucan.


No-one draws naughty children quite as well as Tony Ross, so it's probably no surprise that his very first picture book was the story of Goldilocks... A wonderfully lively retelling distinguished by evidence of Tony Ross's particular genius. -- Andrea Reece Lovereading4Kids

About the Author

Tony Ross

Born in 1938 in Wandsworth, South London, Tony Ross never though about a career in art, but says he fell into it after his dream of being a cowboy disintegrated when a letter he wrote to John Wayne was never replied to.

After Liverpool College of Art, Tony became an art director at an Advertising Agency but after a particularly bad day in the office he gave up his job to go into teaching at Manchester Polytechnic.

His first book was published in 1976 and as well as his own, he has illustrated over 1000 books for authors such as Roald Dahl, David Walliams, Paula Danziger and Michael Palin, which are published all over the world. His series of books written with Jeanne Willis featuring the extra terrestrial teacher, Dr Xargle, has established a huge following of fans. As has his fantastic and fun illustrations in the Horrid Henry series. A TV adaptation of his much-loved Little Princess series is currently showing on Channel 5’s Milkshake.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

1st September 2016




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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