Once upon a time there was a bear. No, three bears. No, four and twenty black bears. Let's start again. Once upon a time there was a penguin. No, a sausage. A sausage? That can't be right. Once upon a time there was a perfectest ever princess, a wolf, a troll, a dragon and a ... sausage (again). Who wrote this stuff? Once upon a time there was ... Oh, we give up.
If you really want to know who there was and what they did, you'll just have to read Allan Ahlberg's funny and ridiculous stories for yourself! With lively illustrations by Paul Howard, this collection of false starts, revisionist fairy tales, and familiar -- yet joyously eccentric -- characters is a tribute to storytelling and a toast to silliness. Join in the fun!