Boo Stew is probably not a dish you wish served cold, hot or at all! Curly Locks might have a good heart, and a passion for cooking, but her ingredients are a bit, unique, to say the least. The townsfolk of Toadsuck Swamp know that you do not even have a nibble of a creation by Curly Locks. Yet, one day one of her dishes goes missing from her windowsill and the town is being bullied by Scares (who Curly Locks has never paid too much mind to). Are the two related? And can Curly Locks batwing brownies or toad eye toffees be the trick? Or is she going to have to be a bit more creative to scare away big, bad scary Scares that holler, “Gitchey Boo, Gitchey Bon! Gitchey Goo, Gitchey Gone!”? This diverse take on the Goldilocks story is sweet and funny with cuddly, spooky and adorable illustrations. Not just for Halloween.— Jeanette
Award-winning storyteller Donna L. Washington has cooked up a delightfully spooky fractured fairy tale with a diverse cast of characters and an imaginative twist on the classic "Goldilocks."
Curly Locks is a good-hearted girl, but she's an awful cook. All the townspeople of Toadsuck Swamp know to steer clear of her culinary concoctions--like the batwing brownies and toad eye toffees. So when one of her dishes goes missin' from her windowsill, word spreads like a kerosene fire about how the Scares have been terrorizin' the town at mealtime. They shriek "Gitchey Boo, Gitchey Bon Gitchey Goo, Gitchey Gone " and send folk runnin' from their dinner plates.
With everyone else tremblin' and squawkin' about the Scares, Curly Locks gets an inklin'. Can she use her smarts and unique talents to help corral those Scares for good?
Internationally known, award-winning storyteller Donna L. Washington uses her tremendous skill to breathe new life into the classic Goldilocks tale. Her clever, can-do protagonist and joyful language paired with Jeffrey Ebbeler's charming, imaginative illustrations will tempt readers into a ghostly, yet enchanting landscape that they won't want to leave