I am thrilled to reveal the fabulous covers for my new 5+ series for Orchard Books: 'Fairy Tale Twists', illustrated by the amazing Matt Buckingham. Each rhyming story takes a familiar fairytale character and reveals their version of events - as you've never seen them before! It's such a thrill to see the characters come to life in Matt's fantastic illustrations - enjoy!
I bet you think you know the tales
Of Big Bad Wolf, who howls and wails. But here's the truth: meet Granny Riding -
Find out what secrets she's been hiding!
Out January 2012!
Of Goldilocks you have heard tell - the bears, the porridge - you know it well.
But do you know the rest, my friends?
For this is how it really ends... Out January 2012!
The Wicked Witch is scary, right?
She'll wave her wand, give you a fright?
Don't be so speedy to agree -
She's pretty cool...just wait and see! Out February 2012!
In fairy tales we often find that stepmothers are so unkind.
But listen, folks, that's just not true -
Here's a different tale for you... Out February 2012!
You'd think love easy for Prince Charming
After all, he's just so...charming!
But think again, don't be unkind,
The right princess is hard to find... Out March 2012!
Ever wanted a godmother
to grant you wishes like no other?
You'll change your mind, just wait and see...
this godmother's no sweet fairy!
Out March 2012!
Beanstalks, giants, hills with Jill, That's what you've heard, you know the drill! But wait, my friend, there's more than that... Got a problem? Just call Jack! Out April 2012!
You know the tales of three blind mice,
Three bears, three pigs - they're all quite nice.
But did you ever stop to wonder
Why three is such a magic number...?