Wild Reading 06/07/20
Goldilocks on CCTV
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
A collection of poetry that imagines fairy tale characters attempting to live out their adventures in the modern world. Sleeping Beauty’s nightdress fetches a fortune at Sotheby's, Rumpelstiltskin finds his name sold to the paparazzi and a Giant finds his views have less impact in the days of Twitter.
By turns funny, poignant and insightful Agard’s poems are told with a direct and distinctive voice. Matched with Kitamura’s clear, monochrome illustration this is a collection of fresh, modern poetry full of relevance for older children.