Kate Burns writes:
“We’ll be revealing our titles for 2012 shortly, but we wanted to give you a sneak preview of one of them. Just like little bear’s porridge, we think that this lovely person is just right for the Nosy Crow list: she’s the multi-talented, award-winning author/illustrator/animator Leigh Hodgkinson. I love working with Leigh, something that always involves great books, loads of tea and ginger biscuits.
Leigh’s debut picture book for us is called Goldilocks and Just the One Bear. It’s the story of what happens when little bear is all grown up and has somehow managed to wander off the beaten track from the wood into the big city. The bear doesn’t much like the lights (too bright) or the honking and beeping (too loud) but his salvation comes in the unlikely form of a rather glamorous blonde lady who seems very familiar for some reason – and she really knows how he likes his porridge.
I believe that children enjoy and benefit from fractured fairy tales and that they are brilliant way to fire the imagination and teach children about word play, story play, looking at things from a different point of view and generally having fun with books…”