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Goldilocks on CCTV - John Agard

Goldilocks on CCTV

By: John Agard, Satoshi Kitamura (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 1st April 2014
ISBN: 9781847804990
Number Of Pages: 64
For Ages: 7 - 8 years old

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There she was on the news, Miss Goody Two-Shoes, Caught on CCTV. Don't look so shocked! Of course you know who - Who else but Goldilocks? Here are 30 amazing poems which are rooted in the world of fairy tale and legend. Wickedly witty, deliciously subversive and utterly modern, the poems are also affectionate and big-hearted tributes to the original tales and characters that inspired them. This is a sizzling new collection from a master poet, portrayed with verce by Satoshi Kitamura's extraordinary black-and-white illustrations.

About the Author

John Agard is one of the most popular and highly-regarded poets writing in Britain today. His poem Half-Caste is on the GCSE syllabus and he performs at Poetry Live events throughout the country. His adult collection, We Brits, was shortlisted for the 2007 British Book Awards Decibel Writer of the Year Award. His book for teens, The Young Inferno, won the CLPE Poetry Prize Award in 2009, was nominated for both the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards in 2010 and shortlisted for the 2010 UKLA Award. Goldilocks on CCTV, his poetry collection for 11 plus, inspired by fairy tales, is on the 2012 CLPE Award shortlist. John lives in Lewes, Sussex, with his wife the poet Grace Nichols.

Satoshi Kitamura was born in Tokyo and he started work in advertising as an artist and came to London. He has written and illustrated 20 of his own books and illustrated many more. He has won a number of awards, among them the Mother Goose Award, Bronze Winner and a shortlisting for the Smartie Prize, a National Art Library Award and The New York Times Notable Book of the Year Award.

Industry Reviews

"This is a collection of ingeniously rewritten fairy tales and legends, with modern settings and hilarious twists and turns...The illustrations by Satoshi Kitamurab are quirky and anarchic."


"Clever,funny and relevant; the poetry will appeal to a wide age rangeEURO| all will enjoy the rhymic mix of rap, rhyme and free verse which John accomplishes so well. A bonus is that each poem is strikingly illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura who calmly capture the essence of the verse."


very clever EURO| a fantastic collection of poems.


Award winning poet John Agard has written a sharp and sophisticated new collection which gives an original twist to well-known fairy tale characters. A rhythmic mix of rap, rhyme and free verse reinvents familiar characters for the 21st century and explores their relevance for young people today.

very clever ... a fantastic collection of poems.

"a brilliant celebration of poetry"

"Clever,funny and relevant; the poetry will appeal to a wide age range... all will enjoy the rhymic mix of rap, rhyme and free verse which John accomplishes so well. A bonus is that each poem is strikingly illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura who calmly capture the essence of the verse."

"This is a collection of ingeniously rewritten fairy tales and legends, with modern settings and hilarious twists and turns...The illustrations by Satoshi Kitamurab are quirky and anarchic."

Contents Puss-in-trainers A Giant and a Mobile Phone Goldilocks on CCTV The Bad Hairday Fairy Pumpkin Biker Cinderella A Mother's Advice on the Subject of Putting Big Feet into Tiny Slippers Did You Say Two Ugly Sisters? Wand or Word? The Golden Goose Talent Show Rapunzel, Let Down A Tattoo, by Royal Command Lovesick Frog Prince Damsel in Distress Rap According to Apple Dwarf Rap Stepmother Reported Missing The Cloning of Red Riding Hoodie Wolf Iron Jack Road of Granted Wishes Frog on the Mantelpiece A Woodcutter's Son A Beast and a Beauty What's in a Name? Hag Chant Not my Uncle Bluebeard Mirror, Mirror Sleeping Beauty Awakes

ISBN: 9781847804990
ISBN-10: 1847804993
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 7 - 8 years old
For Grades: 2 - 3
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 1st April 2014
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 18.0  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.23

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