• Flawless, feisty and fun-filled . . . I read this book at a gallop, chuckling aloud, enjoying the ingenious twists of the plot. Don't miss it

    Christina Hardyment, Independant
  • A funky retelling of virtually every fairytale you can remember . . . A glorious mish-mash of ancient and modern . . . accompanying Gardner's merry bubbling pot of a text are some sly and clever drawings by Mini Grey

    Kathryn Hughes, Guardian
  • It isn't often that reviewers, encounter a novel that reminds up why we wanted to write about books in the first place . . . I will say that if all the books I had to review were this good, I'd be happy ever after

    Tony Bradman, TES
  • This is exhuberant and magical storytelling which takes on a further life when it's read aloud

    Books for Keeps
  • A unique and enchanting read. Highly recommended for anyone between the ages of 9 and 99


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