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Fiction Moldilocks and the Three Scares

Moldilocks and the Three Scares

 By Lynne Marie, illustrated by David Rodriguez Lorenzo
Sterling rrp 12.99
ISBN 9781454930617

A different take on the classic fairy tale. This time around there are no bears in a cottage, but scares and these scares look like Frankenstein's monster and his wife like Universal's 'Bride of Frankenstein' whilst there son is probably a vampire, what with those sharp ears and pointy teeth.

Each of these wants a 4th to the family, one to eat the extra food, one as a lab assistant and one as a playmate. Their wishes come true when a stiff jointed young zombie follows the smell of hot soup through the graveyard. As usual she demolishes soup, chair and bed in traditional fashion before an amusing twist to the end.

Lynne Marie keeps the text pared down whilst Lorenzo has given us a truly brilliant and vivid full colour story that flies off the page like a vampire bat. These are the best illustrations that we have seen for quite a while.