?What a sweet child,? says a newcomer in town about Goldilocks. ?That?s what you think,? a neighbor replies. For Goldilocks is one of those naughty little girls who does exactly as she pleases?even if that means sampling the three bears? porridge, breaking Baby Bear?s chair, and sleeping in his bed. James Marshall?s offbeat and inventive telling of this familiar tale will enchant readers, young and old.?A delightfully irreverent retelling of an old favorite is illustrated with delicious humor and contemporary touches.? ? Booklist, starred review
James Marshall was?one of the most prolific and successful author/illustrators of children's books. He was best known for his series on the mischievous exploits of Fox, a debonair, lazy showoff; the uproarious adventures of the two Cut-Ups, Spud and Joe; George and Martha; and the misadventures of the Stupidfamily.?He divided his time between an apartment in the Chelsea district of New York and his home in Mansfield Hollow Connecticut.