Project Description


Who Is It?

by Sally Grindley
illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw

“Someone’s going into Grandma’s cottage. Someone hears a trip-trapping over his head. Someone is climbing up a giant beanstalk… Who Is It?”

In veteran children’s book author Sally Grindley’s rollicking new book for children, familiar fairy tales (“Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “The Three Billy Goats Gruff,” and “Little Red Riding Hood”) are presented in an exciting and fresh manner that will delight and entertain young children.

Children’s excitement will mount as they recognize elements of well-known stories (Someone is eating Mr. Bear’s porridge. Someone is sitting in Mrs. Bear’s chair. Someone is sleeping in Baby Bear’s bed.) throughout the text and are asked to answer the question…Who Is It? Youngsters will happily shout out who each character is and warn those characters about who is coming to get them!

Rosalind Beardshaw’s bright, bold colors and gentle, friendly depictions will reassure young readers. Featuring well-loved fairy tale characters and a surprise ending, this is the perfect interactive read-aloud story young children will ask for again and again.

Hardcover: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-224-8
Total Pages: 24
Size: 9 x 12
Language: English
F&P (Fountas & Pinnell)
F&P Level: I
F&P Grade: 1


“Here’s a nifty idea…. should induce a cascade of giggles.” ―Publishers Weekly

“This playful page-turn puzzle is frisky and effective, with pleasing repetition and restrainedly rowdy payoffs…. This is eminently suitable for a cozy junior storytime or as a lively excuse for some bedtime giggles.” ―The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“…cheerfully irreverent…. Beardshaw’s lavishly colored, full-page illustrations are a perfect match for this rambunctious book, capturing the exuberant spirit of the tales…. Preschoolers will savor the outrageous humor and enjoy guessing the correct answers, making for a boisterous read-aloud session. A playful tongue-in-cheek game to tickle reader’s fancies.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“An interesting concept and one that many parents and children will thoroughly enjoy. The book is illustrated with vivid, bold stroke art colored richly in the primary colors. The illustrations of the story characters are cute and boldly engaging.” ―ACS Readers Haven blog

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Meet the Author

Sally Grindley is the author of numerous books for children. She lives in England. You can visit her website here.

Meet the Illustrator

Rosalind Beardshaw has illustrated numerous books for children. She lives in England.