I thought of the idea for this book while I was sitting in a supermarket cafe on the way home from work. I’ve always thought that Goldilocks was just the kind of person you didn’t want coming into your house.
I really love the pictures that Selina Young did for this book. I especially like the bears’ jumpers. People often ask me if I choose my own illustrators. It doesn’t usually work that way. Mostly the writer sends the text to the publisher and then they find an illustrator. I think I was very lucky with this book.
Selina Young died in 2006.