By Allan Ahlberg, Illustrated by Jessica Ahlberg
Everyone’s heard the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. But what about Goldilocks and the 33 Bears? The Furniture? The Bliim?!
This book retells the much loved fairytale over and over in a variety of different ways, changing it and introducing new characters each time.
First we have the traditional Goldilocks, then Goldilocks is confronted by not 3 but 33 bears, then by a spaceship house full of aliens. The book is filled with pop ups, aliens, flaps, talking furniture and tabs. The final retelling culminates in a removable play of the story in a miniature book with its very own pop up. This story delights in creating a structure for the tale and changing it each time, encouraging children to play and interact with the story and the variations themselves.
Allan Ahlberg’s gentle, funny text offers a new way of looking at traditional fairy tales, whilst Jessica’s beautiful illustrations are combined with stunning paper engineering to make this family effort an item to treasure. A lovely gift for a range of ages.
Goldilocks is published in hardback by Walker Books (£12.99). For Age 3+