The Great Fairy Tale Disaster

The Great Fairy Tale Disaster

3.55 (262 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

A follow up to the bestselling The Great Nursery Rhyme Disaster. Fairy tales 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 fairy tale that suits him perfectly?

With all the well-known and well-loved fairy tales, 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

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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 226 x 226 x 3mm | 189g
  • Hodder Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 4-colour
  • 0340996439
  • 9780340996430
  • 60,574

Review quote

Melanie Williamson's colours and zany shapes picture this topsy-turvyness perfectly. * School Librarian * Detailed layers of vivid colour and a swirling, swooping text give this action-packed caper a rich, textured look. Comical, cheeky and filled with nostalgia, this is a whistle-stop tour of popular fairytales and bags of fun. * Junior * Very funny... entertaining and inventive. * parentsintouch.co.uk * A hilarious outrageously silly almost surreal follow up to the best-selling Great Nursery Rhyme Disaster. Wonderful! You must have this book! * School Librarian * The huffy puffy canine embarks on a journey through an assortment of well-loved stories in this witty tale with arresting, colourful illustrations. * Junior * Hilarious. * Primary Times * A highly funny read... children will love the way that all of their favourite tales merge into slightly mad new ones. * Bookbag * A funny, slapstick picture book that will get youngsters roaring with laughter. * Birmingham Post * 'It's an amusingly anarchic take on a familiar format, with matchingly madcap illustrations' * Carousel * 'The colourful vibrant pictures perfectly illustrate this funny tale.'
FAMILY INTEREST MAGAZINE * Family Interest Magazine * "Melanie Williamson's illustrations are eye-catchingly quirky and superbly original." * The Observer * PRAISE FOR THE GREAT NURSERY RHYME DISASTER:

"... gorgeous pages filled (by Melanie Williamson) with colour, action, incident and pattern. " * THE TIMES * A highly funny read...my daughters were laughing out loud. Small children will love the way that all of their favourite tales merge into slightly mad new ones. Bright, bold illustrations...very entertaining...so much fun that it is sure to become a firm favourite * The Bookbag * Detailed layers of vivid colour and a swirling, swooping text give this action-packed caper a rich, textured look...Comical, cheeky and filled with nostalgia, this is a whistle-stop tour of popular fairytales and bags of fun * Junior * The huffy-puffy canine embarks on a journey through an assortment of well-loved stories in this witty tale with arresting, colourful illustrations * Junior * A hilarious, outrageously silly, almost surreal follow up to the best-selling Great Nursery Rhyme Disaster * The School Librarian * A funny, slapstick picture book that will get youngsters roaring with laughter * Birmingham Post * Melanie Wiliamson's colours and zany shapes picture this topsy-turveyness perfectly * The School Librarian *
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About David Conway

David Conway has been shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award. He has also been awarded The Peter Pan Silver Star by the Swedish wing of the IBBY and the Parents' Choice Gold Award in the US. His first picture book The Most Important Gift of All with Karin Littlewood was nominated for The Kate Greenaway Medal in 2006.

Melanie Williamson is one of the best newcomers around. She won the Rothertham Children's Book Award and was shortlisted for the Sheffield Award. Wolf's Magnificent Masterplan was selected by Bookaboo.
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Rating details

262 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
5 21% (54)
4 31% (80)
3 34% (90)
2 13% (33)
1 2% (5)
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