Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Little Red Wolf by Amelie Flechais

This is a twist on The Little Red Riding Hood tale.  I like it a lot.  The little wolf loves to wear red and his mother sends him out to take his grandmother a rabbit...

Lion Forge and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on October 3rd.

The illustrations are delightful.  Lots of color, big woods, and a trail he's supposed to follow.  

Being young, he chases small animals and butterflies and moths and ends up off the trail.  As he tries to find his way back, he manages to snack on the rabbit until there's nothing left.  He might as well go back home but he still can't find his path.  Then he finds a young girl who says she will take him home with her and feed him.   She sings a song that her family taught her.  It's about how her mother was killed by wolves.  She locks the little Red Wolf in a room in the cabin and waits for her father to come home.

Her father returns and brings his big gun in.  It looks like it's all over for little Red Wolf.  But his father comes to his rescue.  On the way home, he sings the song he learned from the girl and his father says the wolves have a similar song but it has a different ending.  Then you learn the truth about what happened to the little girl's mother.

This story will stick with me because it's so true about life.  Your point of view might be 180 or 360 degrees different than the one of the person you're speaking with.  This story demonstrates that.

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