Saturday, August 6, 2011

Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten! Trisha Speed Shaskan

Subtitle of the book:  The Story of Little Red Riding Hood as Told by the Wolf.  

First off, I want to point out I take issue with the first word of that title.  Honestly?  Really?  Are YOU on the wolf's side???

This is a Capstone Picture Window Books edition and I got my egalley from them and Net Galley.  This book was published at the first of the month and you can pick up a copy now at your local bookstore.  It's available in hardcover and paperback both.

Gerald Guerlais is the illustrator of this picture book and his wolf is quite the character.  He's pencil thin because it's winter and he's a vegetarian (sure thing) and the only reason he even gets involved with Little Red Riding Hood is because he's dying of starvation from lack of veggies and fruits...

The story is cute, the illustrations are colorful and bright, and it sure doesn't end like the usual fairy tale.  Which made it much more delightful for me to read.

Why not read one of the traditional fairy tales first, then read this one to show your child the difference and see which version they prefer?

I picked this for review because I had already read the real story about the three little pigs; you know, the story where the only problem was the wolf had a cold?  These revamped fairy tales amuse me.  How about giving one of them a try yourself?

Happy reading.

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