Synopses & Reviews
"Retellings of Goldilocks are many, and this father-daughter team increases the tally by seven in this well-designed and very funny offering. Allan Ahlberg opens with a concise traditional version of the story before diving into increasingly chaotic alternate takes: in 'Goldilocks and the 33 Bears,' the girl's getaway is thwarted when she runs into dawdling teenage bears outside; an alien encounter, 'Goldilocks and the Bliim,' has a vocabulary all its own ('Who's been dodderling my spootz?'); and a parody of a children's theater production features audience interaction and a great many dance numbers. Interactive elements are cleverly integrated, and Jessica Ahlberg's prim watercolor cartoons and an overall elegant layout contrast delightfully with the stories' many comedic moments. Ages 5 up. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
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 England.
Jessica Ahlberg is the illustrator of Yucky Worms by Vivian French. She lives in England.