Little Red Riding Hood
“The wolf bounded up to the bed, opened his mouth WIDE and swallowed Granny in one big gulp. She vanished, right into his belly, slippers and glasses and all!”
This is the old and wonderful story of what happens when a little girl meets a wolf in the woods. Retold in my words, with my thoughts about why she stops to pick flowers, why she doesn’t notice a wolf in the bed, and what really happened to the wolf at the end.
This book is lifted above the usual flock of fairy tales by the incredible illustrations from amazing French artist Celia Chauffrey. Really, you can see every soft strokeable hair on the wolf (even from a safe distance!)
I’m really proud of this book – it’s a big responsibility telling such a well-known story, and I think it’s turned out fine (because how wrong can you go with cakes, a wolf, and a classy French artist…?)
You can buy Little Red Riding Hood (with a CD read by the wonderful Imelda Staunton) here…
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