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Goldilocks (A Hashtag Cautionary Tale)

Written by Jeanne Willis

Illustrated by Tony Ross

Part of the Online Safety Picture Books Series

Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers Humorous Traditional Tales Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

LoveReading View on Goldilocks (A Hashtag Cautionary Tale)

Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2020 |

Jeanne Willis is a latter-day Hilaire Belloc creating cautionary tales for modern youth that are both hilarious and full of sensible advice. Desperate to win more ‘likes’ for her posts, Goldilocks is driven to find ever more daring activities to share, which is why she takes a selfie breaking in to the bears’ cottage, and - #pipinghot! – one of her eating their porridge. It all ends in tears of course, and community service, but what’s worse for Goldilocks is that her posts are there forever, depicting her as a horrid porridge thief and leading to the moral: ‘So please, think twice before you send!’ Tony Ross’s illustrations, sharp and full of life and wit, are the perfect complement to the rhyme. Brilliance all round!

Andrea Reece

Goldilocks (A Hashtag Cautionary Tale) Synopsis

Everyone loves Goldilocks' hilarious online videos, but in her quest to get more likes, more laughs and more hits, she tries something a little more daring: stealing porridge #pipinghot, breaking chairs #fun, and using someone else's bed #sleep. What will Daddy Bear do when he sees that online? A hilarious cautionary tale for a new generation of internet-users from the prize-winning partnership of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross, the third of its kind following Chicken Clicking and Troll Stinks.

Goldilocks (A Hashtag Cautionary Tale) Press Reviews

From the fantastic duo Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross comes another brilliant book full of sharp wit and lively illustrations...A fitting story for our digital age. - Scotsman

...a funny, contemporary twist on the traditional tale -- Fiona Noble - The Bookseller

Brilliance all round! -- Andrea Reece - LoveReading4Kids

This has value way beyond a standard picture-book audience age range, and should be installed in every classroom in every primary and secondary school. - The Book Trust

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781783448784
Publication date: 06/02/2020
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781783447176
Publication date: 01/02/2019
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783448784
Publication date: 6th February 2020
Author: Jeanne Willis
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Humorous, Traditional Tales, Personal Social Health Economic

About Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author and scriptwriter. She had her first picture book published by Andersen Press at the age of 21, and since then she has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole's Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children's Book Award (Who’s in The Loo) and the Red House Children's Book Award (Bottoms Up). Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband. Photo credit: Justine Stoddart

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