Little Red by Bethan Woolvin
The publisher says… On her way to Grandma’s house, Little Red Riding Hood meets a wolf. Now, that might scare some little girls but not this little girl! She knows just what the wolf is up to, and shes not going to let him get away with it. In this updated fairy tale with a mischievous twist, talented newcomer Bethan Woollvin uses sly humor, striking visuals, and a dark irreverence to turn a familiar tale on its head.
Eva says… This is the same old story about Little Red Riding Hood except you know what? It’s different and NEW! I like when they do that. It’s so CLEVER.
So everybody already KNOWS the story, but the pictures in this one are real good. They’re BLACK and WHITE and RED ALL OVER! HA!
Anyway, you know what else? I really like that girl Little Red. You know, she COULD be Mama. Because Mama has red hair and that’s what Tanya calls her, is “Red.” So there’s another reason for ME to like this one.
I think there’s a lot of KILLING and EATING in these old stories, but I guess that’s just what wild animals DO. And as long as we come out on top, who cares?
It’s a good one!
Eva’s rating: ♥♥♥♥ (out of five)
(Little Red by Bethan Woollvin. Published by Peachtree Publishers. ISBN 978-1561459179)
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