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Written by Allan Ahlberg

Illustrated by Jessica Ahlberg

Goldilocks Synopsis

A classic fairy tale is wittily retold by the celebrated Allan Ahlberg, with charming illustrations by his daughter, Jessica Ahlberg. Everyone knows what happened when Goldilocks met the three bears. But when she encounters a whopping thirty-three bears, a strange-talking Blim, or even three little pigs on her search for porridge, the stories end a bit differently. Lift the flaps and pull the tabs to join Goldilocks in a hilarious series of adventures, as award-winning storyteller Allan Ahlberg and his daughter, Jessica, put their own stamp on a timeless tale.

Goldilocks Press Reviews

An item to treasure. A lovely gift for a range of ages. * Fluxlings * Despite it's potential to be `loved to destruction' wherever it is being read, every child should have access to this book in school. * The School Librarian * Their version of the fairy tale has a few quirky twists and a typical Ahlberg surprise in the middle. * Sunday Express * yet another triumph of ingenuity and sheer fun * Independent on Sunday * A fun and irreverent retelling * Bristol Magazine * 'Luminously illustrated' * Sunday Independent (Ireland) * Their version of the fairytale has a few quirky twists and a typical Ahlberg surprise in the middle * The Daily Express * ...spry, witty, irreverent and joyous, an inventive series of variations on the Goldilocks story to be chuckled over by fortunate children and pawed repeatedly with sticky fingers. * The Guardian * An absolute joy to share * The Good Books Guide * offers much nimble fingered merriment * The Times * Much, much more than a book; this is an entertainment that will delight everyone who comes across it. -- Julia Eccleshare * * `The whole is a book to take time over, to relish all the little details... and then to return to over and over again as it is bound to become a family favourite.' * Parents in Touch * this colourful book is the perfect remedy for parents sick of telling the same for fairytales night after night. It's sure to become a bed time classic. * We Love this Book * Indescribable! * CBI recommended reads of 2012 * Exquisitely illustrated and beautifully presented ... a perfect gift. Children will love the unexpected twists to the traditional story. * Richard and Judy * funny, clever, interactive and beautifully illustrated ... an absolute treat * Bookseller * the timeless story is retold with witty and unexpected twists, with lots of novelties to discover and enjoy * Bookseller *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406330052
Publication date: 20th September 2012
Author: Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator: Jessica Ahlberg
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 40 pages

About Allan Ahlberg

Allan Ahlberg is the acclaimed author of numerous picture books, including Everybody Was a Baby Once, The Runaway Dinner, Previously, and The Pencil, all illustrated by Bruce Ingman, and the popular Jolly Postman series. He lives in Bath. Jessica Ahlberg is the illustrator of Yucky Worms by Vivian French. She lives in Brighton, Sussex.

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