Little Red gets a bold look and a feisty new attitude in this defiant interpretation of the traditional tale, Little Red Riding Hood. Whilst the tale starts off with the typical classical tone, with Little Red strolling through the woods to deliver a basket of homemade goods to her ailing grandmother, the bold, visually arresting graphic-art style illustrations offer a whole new contemporary twist to the tale. Contrasted against the black and white pages Little Red stands out in her strikingly vibrant red cape and she’s not about to be fooled by any wolf. She’s brave. She’s sassy. And she’s about to take control of her own story. No wolf is going to make her his dinner, no woodcutter is going to sweep in and come to her rescue, instead Little Red holds a plan (and an ax) close to her heart. A witty and satisfying ending - think Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes - even if Grandma’s outcome remains unmentioned.. Be sure to check out Bethan Woollvin’s other witty wonders, Rapunzel and Hansel and Gretel.
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Little Red • Bethan Woollvin • Peach Tree Publishers
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