*AUDIO ENHANCED EDITION WITH READ-ALOUD AUDIO, MUSIC, AND TEXT HIGHLIGHTING*
Many years have passed since Goldilocks caused chaos at the Bears’ house in the woods, but what happens when Little Bear wanders out of his fairytale and into the big city where Goldilocks now lives?
Awarding-winning artist and animator Leigh Hodgkinson is the creator of this funny and clever fractured fairytale based on the familiar story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Goldilocks is now grown up with a family and a rather smart apartment, so how will she react to coming home and finding that a very lost bear has been scoffing porridge, breaking chairs and sleeping in beds? Will she be cross, or is it finally time to make amends?
“All ends well with an unexpected reunion between the bear and a certain blonde, so many years down the road. Hodgkinson’s drawings and helter-skelter text bear a resemblance to Lauren Child’s “Charlie and Lola” books, but this story’s happy ending is very much its own.”
- New York Times
“With Hodgkinson’s fetchingly retro midcentury modern illustrations matched by her brilliantly animated text, this is a triumph.”
- The Telegraph
“Leigh Hodgkinson’s bright and stylish illustrations go happily over the top.”
- The Independent
“Leigh Hodgkinson’s Goldilocks and Just the One Bear gives a novel twist to a familiar fairy tale as a lost bear causes mayhem in a city apartment, before the (human) family comes home. After the “somebody’s been…” routine, the mother turns out to be Goldilocks, now grown up, and the bear is the former Baby Bear. This happy reunion is remarkable for its witty, chatty update reminiscent of Lauren Child, with comical, detail-rich illustrations in vivid retro greens, oranges and pinks.”
- The Sunday Times
“Who doesn’t love a reunion show? Hodgkinson brings together a legendary couple—Baby Bear and Goldilocks—via a clever story that offers few clues as to what the author is up to … Hodgkinson’s angular, naïf drawing style has just the right amount of satirical nudge.”
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
*This special edition of Goldilocks and Just the One Bear comes with read-aloud audio and text highlighting.*