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2017 Short-listed

Klaus Flugge Prize

2017 Short-listed

The Little Rebels Children's Book Award

2017 Winner

AOI World Illustration Award for Children's Books

Synopsis

A striking new interpretation of the beloved Little Red Riding Hood story - with a dark and witty twist.

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). The perfect gift for fans of darker fairy tales.

Printed using rich pantone colours, the graphic illustrations in Little Red offer a uniquely bold, visually arresting interpretation of the classic story by Bethan Woollvin, the winner of The Macmillan Prize for Illustration 2014.

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ingeniously minimalist
The New York Times
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
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