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Friday 19 October 2012

Preview: Goldilocks Variations by Allan and Jessica Ahlberg

We know what happened when Goldilocks was confronted by three bears, but what would happen if she had to deal with 33 bears, or three little pigs, or a strange-talking Blim?

Father and daughter team Allen and Jessica Ahlberg have combined their talents to provide readers with variations on the well-known tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Not convinced that you need another fairytale book on your shelves? You need to watch this beautiful video of Allen and Jessica discussing the story behind their picture book – the way the idea for Goldilocks developed and the process of creating a gorgeous, interactive artwork that also happens to be an entertaining children’s pop-up, lift-the-flap picture book.

Doesn’t that just make you want to rush out to get a copy? Don’t you wish you were part of a family that could collaborate on such gorgeous projects together?

We’ll be featuring a review and giveaway of Goldilocks by Allan and Jessica Ahlberg in early December so stay tuned. If you can’t wait, the book will be released in Australia on the 23rd October, so you’ll be able to visit your favourite bookstore to pick up a copy very, very soon.

Title:  Goldilocks (The Goldilocks Variations)
Author: Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator: Jessica Ahlberg
Publisher: Walker Books Australia, $27.95 RRP
Publication Date:  23rd October 2012
Format:  Hardcover
ISBN: 9781406330052
For ages:  4+ years
Type: Picture Book, Pop-up book