By Allan Ahlberg

Illustrated by Jessica Ahlberg

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.

Categories: Novelty Books

For readers aged: 5+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406330052
  • Published: 04 Oct 2012
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 195 x 225 mm
  • Pages: 40

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Customer reviews


'the timeless story is retold with witty and unexpected twists, with lots of novelties to discover and enjoy' Bookseller

'funny, clever, interactive and beautifully illustrated ... an absolute treat' Bookseller

'Exquisitely illustrated and beautifully presented ... a perfect gift. Children will love the unexpected twists to the traditional story.' Richard and Judy

'Indescribable!' CBI recommended reads of 2012

'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

'‘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

'Much, much more than a book; this is an entertainment that will delight everyone who comes across it.'

'offers much nimble fingered merriment' The Times

'An absolute joy to share' The Good Books Guide

'...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

'Their version of the fairytale has a few quirky twists and a typical Ahlberg surprise in the middle' The Daily Express

''Luminously illustrated'' Sunday Independent (Ireland)

'A fun and irreverent retelling' Bristol Magazine

'yet another triumph of ingenuity and sheer fun' Independent on Sunday

'Their version of the fairy tale has a few quirky twists and a typical Ahlberg surprise in the middle.' Sunday Express

'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

'An item to treasure. A lovely gift for a range of ages.' Fluxlings

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