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Dear Fairy Godmother - Michael Rosen


Published: 1st July 2012
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Deep in the enchanted forest, the fairy tale creatures all have problems. Luckily they can call on the ultimate agony aunt - Dear Fairy Godmother!

A sequel to Dear Mother Goose, this is a hilarious collection of fairy stories with a difference. All the best-loved fairy-tale characters are here and they all have a different problem, from the pesky girl who keeps eating little bear's porridge, to Pinocchio's mendacious habits, to the wolf who just won't leave Little Red Riding Hood alone. Along with their letters asking for advice comes the scene with the problem - then lift the flap and see Fairy Godmother's ingenious solutions to their predicaments! Wittily illustrated by Nick Sharratt, with a very funny text from Michael Rosen, this is a novelty book full of unexpected solutions - and a party at the end!

  • Fantastic author and illustrator team reunited after Dear Mother Goose.
  • Simple lift-the-flap novelty elements put to brilliant effect.
  • A brilliantly funny spin on some traditional fairy tales.
About the Author

Michael Rosen is one of the most popular contemporary poets and authors of books for children. His titles include We're Going on a Bear Hunt which was the winner of the Smarties Book Prize, Michael Rosen's Sad Book and Totally Wonderful Miss Plumberry. The presenter of "Word of Mouth" on BBC Radio 4, he received the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children's literature in 1997.

About the Illustrator

Nick Sharratt is a popular children's book artist, well known for illustrating the books of Jacqueline Wilson. He has also written and illustrated many of his own books including My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh, Once Upon a Time... and Pirate Pete as well as Eat Your Peas, which won the 2001 Children's Book Award and Pants, which won the picture book category of the 2003 Children's Book Award and was shortlisted for the Greenaway Prize. Nick lives in Brighton, Sussex.


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Better for older children


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      Comments about Dear Fairy Godmother:

      This lift the flap book has a series of letters to the fairy godmother from fairytale favourites like the gingerbread man, little red riding hood and the three little pigs. It is funny, but the humour definitely went over the head of my 4 year old. Perhaps better aimed at an 8 year old?

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      Michael Rosen

      Michael Rosen is one of the best-known figures in the children's book world. He is renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and scriptwriter. He visits schools with his one-man show to enthuse children with his passion for books and poetry. In 2007 he was appointed Children's Laureate, a role which he held until 2009. While Laureate, he set up The Roald Dahl Funny Prize which give awards to the funniest children's books of the year. He currently lives in London with his wife and children.

      Visit Michael Rosen's Booktopia Author Page

      ISBN: 9781406338362
      ISBN-10: 1406338362
      Audience: Children
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 24
      Published: 1st July 2012
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 25.1  x 0.5
      Weight (kg): 0.36