Learning to read

Learning to read

Little Red Hood

By Marjolaine Leray
Published by Phoenix Yard


Price £7.99
Publisher Phoenix Yard

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.