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Goldilocks on CCTV John Agard, Satoshi Kitamura

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Paperback / softback 64 pages

250 x 180 xmm
3rd Apr 2014
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There she was on the news,Miss Goody Two-Shoes,Caught on CCTV.Don't look so shocked!Of course you know who -Who else but Goldilocks?Here are 30 amazing poems which are rooted in the world of fairy tale and legend. Wickedly witty, deliciously subversive and utterly modern, the poems are also affectionate and big-hearted tributes to the original tales and characters that inspired them. This is a sizzling new collection from a master poet, portrayed with verce by Satoshi Kitamura's extraordinary black-and-white illustrations.


ContentsPuss-in-trainersA Giant and a Mobile PhoneGoldilocks on CCTVThe Bad Hairday FairyPumpkin Biker CinderellaA Mother's Advice on the Subject of Putting Big Feet into Tiny SlippersDid You Say Two Ugly Sisters?Wand or Word?The Golden Goose Talent ShowRapunzel, Let DownA Tattoo, by Royal CommandLovesick Frog PrinceDamsel in Distress RapAccording to AppleDwarf RapStepmotherReported MissingThe Cloning of Red Riding HoodieWolfIron JackRoad of Granted WishesFrog on the MantelpieceA Woodcutter's SonA Beast and a BeautyWhat's in a Name?Hag ChantNot my Uncle BluebeardMirror, MirrorSleeping Beauty Awakes


John Agard is one of the most popular and highly-regarded poets writing in Britain today. His poem Half-Caste is on the GCSE syllabus and he performs at Poetry Live events throughout the country. His adult collection, We Brits, was shortlisted for the 2007 British Book Awards Decibel Writer of the Year Award. His book for teens, TheYoung Inferno, won the CLPE Poetry Prize Award in 2009, was nominated for both the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards in 2010 and shortlisted for the 2010 UKLA Award. Goldilocks on CCTV, his poetry collection for 11 plus, inspired by fairy tales, is on the 2012 CLPE Award shortlist. John lives in Lewes, Sussex, with his wife the poet Grace Nichols.Satoshi Kitamura was born in Tokyo and has always loved reading comics and illustrated novels. With no formal training, he started work in advertising as an artist and came to London. He has written and illustrated 20 of his own books and illustrated many more, as well as translating children's books.for the Japanese market. He exhibits his work in London and has won a number of awards, among them the Mother Goose Award, Bronze Winner and a shortlisting for the Smartie Prize, a National Art Library Award and The New York Times Notable Book of the Year Award. WHEREABOUTS: London, Japan

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