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Somebody and the Three Blairs

Format: Paperback
Publisher: ABC All Books for Children, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: ABC/The All Children's Co
Published: 18th Oct 1990
Dimensions: h 220mm
ISBN-10: 1854060619
ISBN-13: 9781854060617
Barcode No: 9781854060617

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An entertaining reversal of the story of Goldilocks. The Blairs are people; "Somebody" is a bear. Creative modernizations include changes ("This food is too dry," says Somebody, checking out the cereal box, but it's "too noisy" with mill in it; baby food in ajar is best) and additions (thirsty, he finds that "This rain [the shower] is too hot" and "This pond [the toilet] is too small"). Baby Blair often gets the comical last word: "It's a burglar. . .it's a monster," opine his parents; "Issa big teddy bear," he points out, sensibly enough: Somebody is sound asleep, cuddling Baby Blair's teddy. Abel's good-humored, cartoonlike illustrations sit comfortably in the ample white space of this generously sized book and are the perfect accompaniment to Tolhurst's charming update. (Kirkus Reviews)