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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Review: Little Red Riding Hood

Here the tale of Little Red Riding Hood as been rewritten by Katie Cotton. Mrs Hood who owns the tea shop in the Fairytale Village makes a red cloak for her daughter; then the story continues.

What makes this book different from every other one of the same title is the stunning combination of illustration and design.  It is unique due to the challenge for young readers to discover characters from other fairytales within the artwork. This will encourage interaction and stimulate interest.

It is immediately visible that this is not an ordinary children’s book. It is a work of art and will also be embraced by collectors of fine children’s books. I loved the book for its intricate and delicate artwork, the full page drawings, and the way certain words were presented in bold and ‘angry’ font to indicate a change of voice and create tension and suprise.

A great deal of thought has been put into the presentation of this edition. I hope it gets the recognition it deserves.

Title: Little Red Riding Hood
Author: Rewritten by Katie Cotton
Illustrator: Alison Jay
Publisher: Koala Books, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: December 2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781742760711
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book

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