From the Horrid Henry team. Repackaged with new illustrations by Tony Ross. For the Horrid Henry age group. Based on familiar fairy tales. A school story. Previously published as 'Big Class, Little Class'.
Francesca Simon spent her childhood on the beach in California, and then went to Yale and Oxford Universities to study medieval history and literature. She now lives in London with her English husband, Martin, and their son. When she is not writing books she is doing theatre and restaurant reviews or chasing after her Tibetan Spaniel, Shanti. Tony Ross is one of the most popular and successful of all children's illustrators, with many picture books to his name as well as line drawings for many fiction titles.
"...Francesca Simon's fairytale school story is feisty and funny, blending the familiar with original additions into an entertaining whole". -- Julia Eccleshare The Guardian (Review), Saturday April 16th 2005 "A hilarious tale of mischief and magic for children". -- Sam Wostear The Sun, Friday April 15th, 2005 "Imagine all your favourite fairy-tale characters at school together... the result is a hilarious book that brings to life classic fairytale characters. ...a perfect first-reader..." MyBooksMag, Issue 12 (Summer 2005) offbeat school story with a twist ...For young readers who like to read about familiar storybook characters venturing outside their familiar surroundings, the quick-fire dialogue, whacky happenings and slapstick humour will appeal greatly. Ross's animated eye-balling line drawings wittily capture the various lesson activities, and his page by page casting of characters is done with characteristic energy and flourish. -- Gwynneth Bailey Books For Keeps 'A hilarious book by the author of the Horrid Henry series. The funny and mischievous humour is perfect for 5-7 year olds to read themselves' FAMILY INTEREST MAGAZINE 'Fairy tale characters play wicked games of 'goodie' and 'baddie' creating chaos for their teachers.' -- Robert Dunbar IRISH TIMES 10.12.05 'one of the funniest books I have ever read... really wicked in every sense of the word.' -- Karen Hart CHINGFORD GUARDIAN