Author(s): David Conway
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A follow up to the bestselling The Great Nursery Rhyme Disaster. Fairytales have never been funnier than in this outrageously silly picture book! Once upon a time there lived an old Big Bad Wolf. He no longer has any huff and puff to blow down the Three Little Pigs' houses so he scampers off into the pages of the Fairy Tale book to find a new one. He tries one tale after another, but things never quite work to plan. Will he find a fairytale that suits him perfectly? With all the well-known and well-loved fairytales, including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. 'It's madness and mayhem which results in a very funny, laugh out loud book.' The Bookbag
PRAISE FOR THE GREAT NURSERY RHYME DISASTER: "... gorgeous pages filled (by Melanie Williamson) with colour, action, incident and pattern. " -- THE TIMES 20080101 "Melanie Williamson's illustrations are eye-catchingly quirky and superbly original." -- The Observer 20070714 'The colourful vibrant pictures perfectly illustrate this funny tale.'FAMILY INTEREST MAGAZINE -- Family Interest Magazine 20090101 'It's an amusingly anarchic take on a familiar format, with matchingly madcap illustrations' -- Carousel 20090101 A funny, slapstick picture book that will get youngsters roaring with laughter. -- Birmingham Post 20120621 A highly funny read... children will love the way that all of their favourite tales merge into slightly mad new ones. -- Bookbag 20120501 Hilarious. -- Primary Times 20120709
David Conway is the author of Shine Moon Shine and has worked with Gullane and Frances Lincoln. The Most Important Gift of All was nominated for The Kate Greenaway Medal. Melanie Williamson is one of the best newcomers around. She won the Rothertham Children's Book Award this year and was shortlisted for the Sheffield Award last year and this year. Wolf's Magnificent Masterplan was selected by Bookaboo.