Monday, February 17, 2014

Mr. Pig Live! . . . with Goldi Rocks

Hello! Welcome to a rocking episode of Mr. Pig Live! I'm your host, Mr. Pig, and today I'll be interviewing my favorite singer--Goldi Rocks! We listen to her songs all the time here at the Cottage. 

Welcome, Goldi Rocks! Is that your real name?
“Rocks’ is a stage name, of course.

What three words best describe you?
Inquisitive, spunky, and adventurous

What is the best thing about being you?
I’ve got the X factor.  

What is the worst thing about being you?
It is SO hard to find clothes. Everything I try on is too scratchy or too loose or too tight. 

If you were stranded on a desert island, what would you bring? 
My microphone and karaoke machine so I could sing! And chocolate-covered pretzels. Not too sweet. Not too salty. Heaven. 

What is your favorite sound?
My own voice. Just kidding. The sound of applause.

What is your least favorite sound?
Those pitchy pigs! 

Ahem. You must be referring to my brothers. Anyway, what is your special talent? 
You mean other than singing?  Uh, let’s see. I have a pretty good sense of smell. And, oh, I am a great Rainbow Loomer!

From GOLDI ROCKS AND THE THREE BEARS.  Illustration copyright 2014 by Nate Wragg.

Indeed. When do you feel the happiest?
When I’m performing! I love being on stage! 

If you could dine with three characters from other books, who would they be?
Oh, gosh, does it have to be characters from books? I would kill to dine with Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, and Simon Cowell! 

They would definitely give you a ticket to Hollywood. What is your pet peeve?
I can’t stand when my porridge is too hot, so I go play or something while its cooling, and when I get back, it is too cold! 

Me, too. Would you rather be able to fly or be invisible?
Fly. It would come in handy when we’re on tour. 

What was it like working with Corey Rosen Schwartz and Beth Coulton?
Well, Corey was a bit too controlling and Beth was a tad too accommodating. But overall . . . they rocked!

Thank you, Goldi! Please stick around for a just-right Goldi Rocks lunch, prepared especially for you by Nina from Mamabelly.com! It's not too hot, not too cold. 
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About the Book
GOLDI ROCKS AND THE THREE BEARS
Putnam (Feb. 2014)
ISBN 978-039925-685-1

"When the three bears leave in search of a soprano for their band, Goldi wanders into their cottage and discovers that Baby Bear’s mic is the perfect height, his headphones fit just right, and his piano is 'perfectly grand.' The bears have no luck finding a singer . . . and return to find Goldi asleep. After she awakens with a scream that hits high C, the bears recruit her. . . . Wragg’s mixed-media cartoons evoke vintage Golden Books, and . . .  his humorous flourishes match the mood of the storytelling." --Publishers Weekly 


About the Authors 
Corey Rosen Schwartz is the author of THE THREE NINJA PIGS and its upcoming follow-up NINJA RED RIDING HOOD, both illustrated by Dan Santat. Her singing is extremely pitchy, but she does hold Family Idol and X Factor events in her living room. To learn more about Corey, visit her website, www.coreyrosenschwartz.com.


 









Beth Coulton is a wife, mom, sister, writer and photographer who loves laughter and chocolate. A teacher by trade, she spent the last five years as an elementary school library assistant and quickly developed a passion for picture books. With three young adult children, a husband, and a large golden retriever (her furry fourth child), there is usually more than enough happening around her house to keep her from getting writer’s block. For more info, visit Beth at www.bethcoulton.com. 








About the Illustrator
Nate Wragg is a children's book illustrator, as well as an animator and art director in the animation industry. He's worked as an illustrator and designer on various hit movies, including Ratatouille, Toy Story 3, and Puss and Boots. Nate lives in Los Angeles, California. To see more of Nate's work, visit his blog: n8wragg.blogspot.com.

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