The Great Fairy Tale Disaster by David Conway

The Great Fairy Tale Disaster

Written by David Conway
Illustrated by Melanie Williamson

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The Great Fairy Tale Disaster by David Conway

A follow up to the bestselling The Great Nursery Rhyme Disaster. Fairy tales have never been funnier than in this outrageously silly picture book! Once upon a time there lived an old Big Bad Wolf. He no longer has any huff and puff to blow down the Three Little Pigs' houses so he scampers off into the pages of the Fairy Tale book to find a new one. He tries one tale after another, but things never quite work to plan. Will he find a fairy tale that suits him perfectly? With all the well-known and well-loved fairy tales, including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.'It's madness and mayhem which results in a very funny, laugh out loud book.' The Bookbag


Melanie Williamson's colours and zany shapes picture this topsy-turvyness perfectly. * School Librarian * Detailed layers of vivid colour and a swirling, swooping text give this action-packed caper a rich, textured look. Comical, cheeky and filled with nostalgia, this is a whistle-stop tour of popular fairytales and bags of fun. * Junior * Very funny... entertaining and inventive. * * A hilarious outrageously silly almost surreal follow up to the best-selling Great Nursery Rhyme Disaster. Wonderful! You must have this book! * School Librarian * The huffy puffy canine embarks on a journey through an assortment of well-loved stories in this witty tale with arresting, colourful illustrations. * Junior * Hilarious. * Primary Times * A highly funny read... children will love the way that all of their favourite tales merge into slightly mad new ones. * Bookbag * A funny, slapstick picture book that will get youngsters roaring with laughter. * Birmingham Post * 'It's an amusingly anarchic take on a familiar format, with matchingly madcap illustrations' * Carousel * 'The colourful vibrant pictures perfectly illustrate this funny tale.'FAMILY INTEREST MAGAZINE * Family Interest Magazine * Melanie Williamson's illustrations are eye-catchingly quirky and superbly original. * The Observer * PRAISE FOR THE GREAT NURSERY RHYME DISASTER: ... gorgeous pages filled (by Melanie Williamson) with colour, action, incident and pattern.

About the Author

David Conway

David Conway is an award-winning picture book author. He has been twice nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, in 2006 for The Most Important Gift of All, published by Gullane Children’s Books, and again in 2011 for Bedtime Hullabaloo! His other titles include Errol and His Extraordinary Nose, which featured on CBeebies Bedtime Hour, and The Secret to Teddy’s Happiness, both published by Gullane Children’s Books. David lives with his wife, two children and their cat, Bobby, in north London.

Roberta Angaramo has illustrated more than 30 children's books, including Dog in Boots, also published by Gullane Children's Books. She lives in Piedmont, Italy.

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32 pages


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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

1st November 2012



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