This well known Grimm tale has been reimagined by an emerging talent in picture books and she’s definitely one to keep a close eye on.
Winner of the Macmillan Children’s Book Competition 2014, Bethan Woollvin has created her own humorously dark, visually imposing story.
A fresh, contemporary heroine for children everywhere, she’s everything we love in a feisty female lead.
This Little Red isn’t a pushover and you won’t find her falling for the whole wolf dressed as her Grandma scenario, oh no!
Wolf meets girl on the way to her sick grandmother, check.
Wolf gobbles up grandma and awaits his next tasty treat, check.
So far, so familiar….
Only, that’s as far as the similarities go.
Illustrated in a strong, bold style with dominant monochromatic spreads and pops of luminous red, the pictures truly support this quirky narrative and complement this unconventional fairytale ending.
Little Red publishes very soon and we urge you to read this original retelling for yourselves.
Expect great things from this new Macmillan imprint, Two Hoots have a list to drool over and an experienced team to make this fly (geddit?).