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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

Key Stage 1

LoveReading View on Goldilocks (A Hashtag Cautionary Tale)

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

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783447176
Publication date: 1st February 2019
Author: Jeanne Willis
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1

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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