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A guest post by Leigh Hodgkinson for the paperback publication of Goldilocks and Just the One Bear

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Something exciting has happened…

The not too hardbacked, not too flippy-floppy, but JUST right paperback edition of Goldilocks and Just the one Bear is here!

Published by Nosy Crow and written and illustrated by me.

This book was fun to make as it has some of my favourite things in it…. Eating, sitting down and sleeping! This may sound boring, but it actually isn’t, you know.

Like Goldilocks and Bear, I happen to love porridge. My all time most strangely successful thing to add to porridge is coconut milk. It makes it really yummy and creamy. Combined with cinnamon and baked fruit it is just amazing!

The most comfy melt-in-to-able chair in my house isn’t the big impressive grown up sofa we bought, oh no- it is an old battered chair that I found in a skip (I love skipping!) which I covered with an old pair of retro 60’s curtains. If anyone came around my house and broke that chair I would be very grumpy indeed. I would probably ask them to leave.

And my favourite place to sleep? Well that has to be my own bed. There is surely no bed that is nicer than your own, is there?

I hope you enjoy this book and can forgive that once upon a time naughty little Goldilocks. None of us are perfect, and we all have to grow up sooner or later. Of course Goldilocks still has her trademark long blond hair. But now she scooples it up and swirls it around in a nice big fat bun on the top of her head. And my inspiration for the grown up Goldilocks? I guess it should have been some glamorous movie star icon like Marilyn Monroe or Bridget Bardot – but it was actually British comedian Jenny Éclair without glasses!

Goldilocks and Just the One Bear is out in paperback today and is being promoted in Waterstones, Sainsbury’s and WH Smith stores across the country. You can take a look inside below:

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