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Published by Peter Pauper Press
Written by Wade Bradford
​Illustrated by Mary Ann Fraser
ISBN# 978-1-4413-2598-3

"This is metafiction done very well; it’s actually three stories in one: Goldilocks’, Papa Bear’s, and of course, the one read by the Narrator character. All will have children chortling." Kirkus

"VERDICT A fun meta twist on the familiar for fans of fractured fairy tales . . . perfect for one-on-one and small group sharing."


"Fraser creates a refreshingly vulnerable father figure whose embarrassment is palpable.​"

This is the story of a little girl named Goldilocks. Well, that's what it's supposed to be, but there's a problem. When Papa Bear discovers he's inside of a book and there are readers out there looking at him, he gets very nervous and forgets his lines. Poor Papa Bear . . . he has Page Fright! Can Mama Bear, Baby Bear, and Goldilocks help him find the courage to remember his lines and finish the story?

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