Nearly everyone knows the story of Little Red Riding Hood. This story has been told and retold in various different ways. We can read the original Grimm or Perrault tales, or we can check out books like Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten! By Trisha Speed Shaskan, The Wolf’s Story by Toby Forward, Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz, Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood by Mike Artell, Betsy Red Hoodie by Gail Carson Levine, and many, many others.
As of April 1st, 2016, we’ll have a new Little Red Riding Hood story to add to the mix. Little Red, written and illustrated by Bethan Woollvin, presents readers with a new look at a classic story and turns what we think we know about the title character on its ear.
In this offering, Little Red isn’t easily fooled. No wily wolf is going to get anything over on her, and if he thinks he can disguise himself as her grandma and make Red his next meal, he’s about to be taught a very important lesson.
In this charming—and rather surprising—twist on an old favorite, Bethan Woollvin gives readers a look at a very smart young girl who is dangerous in her own right. Little Red may shock some readers with her actions, but they may also think, “Well…he had it coming.”