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Goldilocks for Dinner

A Funny Book About Manners

Susan Montanari, Jake Parker (Illustrator)

Library Binding

List Price: 20.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (7/30/2019)


Classic fairy tales meet tongue-in-cheek humor in this hilarious read-aloud--illustrated by a #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator--about a goblin and a troll as they set out to find the rudest child of all and teach her some manners!

Goblin and Troll are headed to town for tea, hoping they don't run into any wretched children. Children are smelly and rude! Goblin has an idea: they'll find the rudest child of all and have it for dinner! Filled with a cast of familiar storytime characters like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, here's a fresh read-aloud with the feel of a classic fairy tale. Chock-full of rude characters and sly humor, and with a twist ending, this surprising story is sure to leave kids roaring with laughter.

Praise For Goldilocks for Dinner: A Funny Book About Manners

“Cartoons have a genial oversize feel... that feel like vintage Sunday comics.—Publishers Weekly

Schwartz & Wade, 9780399552366, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 30, 2019

About the Author

SUSAN MONTANARI is the author of My Dog's a Chicken, illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf, dubbed "a great addition to most picture book collections" by School Library Journal; Who's the Grossest of Them All?; and most recently, Hip-Hop Lollipop, illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner Brian Pinkney. She spent the majority of her life on the beach and tidal creeks surrounding Savannah, where she currently resides with her husband and a cat named Tybee. Visit her at or follow her on Twitter at @susanmontanari.

JAKE PARKER is the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Little Snowplow by Lora Koehler; The Girl Who Wouldn't Brush Her Hair by Kate Bernheimer; The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon; and Susan Montanari's Who's the Grossest of them All? Jake is the author and illustrator of Little Bot and Sparrow. He has worked creating sets and environments for feature films like Horton Hears a Who, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, and Rio. Visit him at or follow him on Twitter at @mrjakeparker.