Created: 14th August, 2015

Little Red Hood

Author: Marjolaine Leray
Illustrator: Marjolaine Leray
Publisher: Phoenix Yard
Translator: Sarah Ardizzone

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This Little Red Riding Hood is a right little ‘Madame’! In this wittily translated French picture book, our cunning heroine turns the tables on a not so wily wolf in a way reminiscent of the guile of Catherine Storr’s ‘Clever Polly’. The spare sketchy drawings are very expressive, using only black and red. This use of colour extends to the dialogue written in loopy (or is it ‘loup’y?!) handwriting, black for the wolf’s utterances and red for Little Red Riding Hood’s, a device which could lend itself to paired reading.