Little Red Review (Retelling)

What’s it about?

A short, darker re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood.

Little Red

Our Review of Little Red

With sparse narrative, and a simple illustrations that rely on just a ‘little red’ coloring on each page to draw the eye, this is a brief, somewhat edgy re-telling of Red Riding Hood .

My child was not a fan of this book. It didn’t scare her, or anything like that, but it didn’t attract her attention, and she didn’t get what the big deal was about Red killing the wolf at the end.

As for me: It was 2 minute read that earned a surprised chuckle out of me at the end. Its definitely nice to see a story in which Red actually has common sense and gets her revenge on the wolf.

I do wish, especially since this is ‘technically’ a kids book, that there was a happy ending for the grandma, or some explanation of her disappearance thereafter, since the last thing the child sees is the grandma being eaten, and for impressionable young kids that can be scary.

Amusing enough for me, but not one I would purchase for any child, and not quite amusing enough for me to ever consider purchasing it for any other adults either.

3 Star Rating

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Title: Little Red | Author: Bethan Woolvin | Publisher: Peachtree Publishers (site) | Pub. Date: 2016-4-1 | Pages: 32 | ISBN13: 9781561459179 | Genre: Childrens | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 3 out of 5 | Date Read: 2015-12-10 | Source: Received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.