A thought-provoking picture book looking at both sides of the classic fairytale "Goldilocks and the Three Bears".
Three bears decide to go out for a walk in the park while their porridge cools. Meanwhile a little girl has lost her mum and lost her way and is walking the streets alone, until she happens upon a house...
The bears arrive home and discover several things are amiss... What will they find upstairs?
“Goldilocks may be familiar, but Anthony Browne, the children's laureate, has made the story new in Me and You adding rich interpretation in text and pictures”
The Sunday Times
“The differing styles of illustration implicitly raise issues of who belongs where and the tale as a whole asks many questions about right and wrong”
Helen Ward, TES
“As always Anthony's illustrations are mesmerising”
Natasha Harding, The Sun
“Alongside the re-telling of a fairytale is a completely different, quite modern story. Anthony Browne's words present one and his pictures the other until, as the book nears its end, the two come together . . . There are so many layers in this story that it will entrance young readers time after time”
“Anthony Browne has an extraordinary knack of turning a story into so much more . . . Once again, the author extends the boundaries of the picture book with this rich and thought-provoking story”
Anne Faundez, Carousel
“Me and You is a thought provoking, post-modern version on the well-loved fairytale . . . The most rewarding of picture books”
“It's the Goldilocks tale from a fresh perspective, but the more you dig, the more Me and You will reveal. It's an utterly gorgeous picture book that works on so so so many levels”
“This is a wonderful re-telling by Anthony Browne of the Goldilocks fairy tale, which Browne gives a modern setting and a contemporary twist . . . The story is beautifully presented with the Bear family's world drawn in bright colours while 'Goldilocks' inhabits a bleak inner city landscape. The ending turns our usual convictions on their head, however, as we are shown it is the grey city world that has the warmth of a real home”
“The merging of the fairytale/streetscape ending is a masterstroke”
“A thought provoking new take on the traditional story of Goldilocks . . . Anthony Browne leaves readers lots to think about”
Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4Kids.co.uk
“Me and You is a wonderful example of the power of illustrations and how hey can play as important a role as words”
“Anthony Browne offers a new perspective on an old tale”
Jane Doonan, School Library Association