Little Red Riding Hood by Brothers Grimm

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The classic Grimm's fairy tale, with stunning illustrations from Bernadette Watts.
 

About Brothers Grimm

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In 1812, brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their first volume of 86 stories and tales in Germany. The stories were very well-received, and the brothers were recognized for their work in 1819 with honorary doctorates from Marburg University. Since her childhood in England, Bernadette Watts loved to draw. She created her first picture book under the influence of Beatrix Potter. Watts studied at the Maidstone Art School in Kent and is the illustrator of NorthSouth fairy tales The Snow Queen and The Ugly Duckling. She lives in Kent, England.
 
Published October 1, 2009 by NorthSouth. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences.

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My, what big talent she has!

Jun 24 2010 | Read Full Review of Little Red Riding Hood

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Sunny colors and lots of cute details make for pleasant page-turning: Pig number two sits reading a version of Little Red Riding Hood in the last scene, possibly trying to track down the latest venue of the wolf.

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The illustrator’s detailed, richly colored pictures bear the influence of her mentor, Brian Wildsmith, and she demonstrates her mastery of the picture-book form as she juxtaposes characters across the gutter at strategic moments, employs fully saturated pages at some turns and spot art at others,...

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And as usual, Galdone's pictures pose no surprises—the blond, angel-faced Red Riding Hood and the wolf with his lolling pink tongue, pink nightgown and ruffled cap are bloodless, storybook cutouts, but this illustrator's ability to establish eye contact with the reader is really effective here.

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The plot’s traditional, though Red takes “chicken soup and raisin muffins” to Grandmama, and the wolf tempts Red off the path not with standard wildflowers but by suggesting she “collect kindling for a fire.” The setting is winter: Snow covers the ground and trees, while tiny red berries highligh...

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The Guardian

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The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales edited by Maria Tatar 448pp, Norton, £28 Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked: Ten Moral Tales from the Forest by Catherine Orenstein 304pp, Basic Books, £16 Philip Sidney wrote enticingly of the excitement of "a tale which holdeth children from play and old m...

Dec 28 2002 | Read Full Review of Little Red Riding Hood

Publishers Weekly

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The adventure begins when the tailor swats seven flies at once, and celebrates by sewing a belt that reads ""Seven at a blow!"" The boastful belt piques the interest of a giant, against whom he wins contests of strength, and then a king, who sets a series of feats with his daughter and half his k...

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Further, the Pigs' famous ""not by the hair of my chinny chin chin"" becomes ""not by the hair on my piggy little chin!"" With just those few tweaks, these traditionalist texts provide the bases for refreshing, carefully considered new images.

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The Independent

But having said that, there is nothing in all the swinging American versions - where the girl nearly runs over the wolf in her fast sports car, for instance, or where she hangs out with him and smokes dope, or where she and the wolf plot euthanasia for her cancer-ridden grandmother - that will ev...

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I found this to be akin to a film like Sleepy Hollow, which had the same sort of twist on an old story, but that film had much better scripting and much better talent, which made it a film that knew what it was doing, while this film feels more up to par with another stinker – The Village (Note: ...

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