- Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
- Format: Paperback | 32 pages
- Dimensions: 246mm x 302mm x 8mm | 360g
- Publication date: 1 September 2007
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0340875585
- ISBN 13: 9780340875582
- Illustrations note: full colour throughout
- Sales rank: 1,115
This fantastic split page, spiral bound book allows the reader to mix and match different combinations of fairy tales with hilarious results. What would happen if Goldilocks had two horrid stepsisters and fell asleep for a hundred years? Would she be woken by a hungry wolf or Little Red Riding Hood's Granny?
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Hilary Robinson is an author, radio producer, broadcaster and feature writer. She was born in Devon and brought up in Nigeria and England. The author of over forty books for children, she is best known for Mixed Up Fairy Tales. Her books have been translated into a number of languages and are sold across the world. She lives and works in London and Yorkshire. Nick graduated from St Martin's School of Art in 1984 and has been working as an illustrator ever since. His work encompasses books for babies through to books for early teens and he has produced around 150 books to date. He is perhaps best-known for his illustrations for the multi-million selling author Jacqueline Wilson, but as well as this, he writes his own picture books and collaborates with various reputed picture book writers, on books such as PANTS and EAT YOUR PEAS.Recent awards include the Children's Book Award, Sheffield Children's Book Award, The Stockport Schools Award, the Experian Big Three Award. He has also been nominated for the 2003 Kate Greenaway Prize.
By Amy Hicks 30 Aug 2012
Used this book in a primary school classroom the children loved taking turns turning the pages to make a variety of mixed up fairy tale stories. Highly recommend this book.
By sonia cole 04 Oct 2010
this is a very funny book, as you can mix the stories up however which way you like, my 4 year old laughs everytime great to get the imaginations going and certainly a different type of book from the norm...
For Email Jesus @ Bethlehem: 'Lively without being irreverent.' - The Bookseller, 'A thoughtful and heartfelt survey.' - TES, 'Just what the modern child should have' - Marianne Adey, Co-Ordinator Children's Book Award . 'Youngsters who know their fairy tales should have great fun mixing and matching them.' The Children's Bookseller 'For very small children, no amount of visionary artwork can compete with the fun of lifting flaps. My son, aged three and a half, loved Hilary Robinson and Nick Sharratt's Mixed Up Fairy Tales'. Stephanie Merritt - observer Classic fairy stories have been re-told often but none so entertaining and unusual as Mixed Up Fairy Tales. Author Hilary Robinson and illustrator Nick Sharratt have created a classic fairy story book, but with an ingenious and captivating twist. Anyone, young or old, with an ounce of imagination and partial to fairy tales will love this book. www.writeaway.org.uk www.writeaway.org.uk ...good fun. Books for Keeps