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Posted: 3 April 2012
by Kimberley Chen

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Dear Fairy Godmother by Michael Rosen (Walker Books, £10.99)

The fairytale characters which populate the enchanted woods have a multitude of problems. How can the Gingerbread Man stop the little old man, the little old woman, the cow and the horse from chasing him? What can Little Bear do to prevent a cheeky girl from gobbling up his tasty porridge? Will the Tortoise win a rematch race with the arrogant Hare? So they write to their Fairy Godmother at Wisewords Cottage for some much needed advice with hilarious results. A fun book charmingly illustrated by Nick Sharratt.

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