Little Red - Rebel Fairytales (Paperback)
  • Little Red - Rebel Fairytales (Paperback)

Little Red - Rebel Fairytales (Paperback)

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Paperback 32 Pages
Published: 15/06/2017
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A witty twist on a favourite fairy tale, Little Red was aNew York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book. The perfect gift for fairy tale fans of all ages, complete with tree-shaped cover flaps, and bright, bold colours that make this a sumptuous sight to behold.

Little Red Riding Hood meets a wolf on her way through the woods to visit her sick grandmother. The wolf is hungry, and Red Riding Hood looks tasty, so he hatches a dastardly plan, gobbles up Grandma and lies in wait. So far, so familiar. But this Little Red Riding Hood is not easily fooled, and this big bad wolf better watch his back. In this defiant interpretation of the traditional tale, the cheeky, brave little girl seizes control of her own story (and the wolf gets rather more than he bargained for).

Printed using rich pantone colours, the graphic illustrations in Little Red offer a bold, visually arresting interpretation of the classic Little Red Riding Hood story, by Bethan Woollvin, the winner of The Macmillan Prize for Illustration.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447291404
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 196 g
Dimensions: 250 x 252 x 5 mm


Bethan Woollvin's version [of Little Red Riding Hood] has a far darker ending - and I loved it. The talented illustrator and writer has taken a childhood niggle as her premise for this bold feminist version of the story: would our caped heroine really have been taken in by a wolf in a bad grandma disguise? . . . I won't spoil the ending but let's just say Little Red wraps it up nicely (and warmly) and it has my three year old son thrilled at every read, begging for more. - The Times

A talent to watch - Daily Mail

This is my book of the year so far . . . Woollvin is a striking new talent with strong retro style illustrations and a simple, witty text. - Angels & Urchins

A unique interpretation of the classic fairytale, shot through with dark humour and a stunning, bold graphic style. This brave girl not only defeats her foe, she wears the wolfskin home too. - The Bookseller

A joy to read . . . An impressive debut picture book from an exciting new talent. - BookTrust

Its strong lines and bold colours are excitingly modern - New Statesman

A bold (both graphically and narratively) reimagining of the classic fairy tale, Little Red is truly subversive in that it subverts the concept of victimhood with a deliciously dark twist. - Huffington Post

ingeniously minimalist - The New York Times

Her words share this lack of obfuscatory prettiness, a deadpan, terse narrative voice complementing her sharp illustrative style. - Guardian

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“Makes you smile...”

Everyone loves the fairy tales and why not add a modern twist to mix it up?
Great story, brilliant illustrations using only black, white and red.
Simply just makes you smile as you read!

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“Lovely new coat”

A nice modern take on Little Red Riding Hood. Still a shame for granny, but it is another traditional female fairy tale that has taken the route of the girl not needing a man to save her.

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