The Little Red Wolf
Blurb: Lose yourself in in the dark forests of Amelie Flechais’ spectacular artwork. A young wolf, on a journey to bring his grandmother a rabbit, is charmed by the nice little girl who offers to help him… but nice is not the same as good. A haunting fairy tale for children and adults alike.
I found this book on Edelweiss and became instantly intrigued. I love fairy tale retellings and the beautiful cover and title were all I needed. I was lucky to get approved for it, then after reading the ebook I went straight to Amazon and bought a copy.
This is similar to Little Red Riding Hood, but the roles are switched. The story follows a little wolf pup in a red coat who’s heading to Grandma’s to deliver a rabbit. Grandma’s lost her teeth and can no longer hunt. Before Little Red Wolf sets out on his journey, his mother warns him.
“Be careful to avoid the forest of dead wood where the hunter and his daughter live. They are vile and cruel and hate wolves! I don’t want anything bad to happen to you, so make sure to stay away from there!”
Little Red Wolf is carefree and sings along his journey. As he walks he finds interesting things like a little beetle, a little mouse, and a cloud of pollen. He strays from the trail and becomes lost. At first, he isn’t scared and tells himself,
“I am a wolf, the forest is my home, I’m sure I can find my way on my own, even without the dumb trail!”
What will Little Red Wolf do? Will he find his way to grandmother’s house and what other encounters will he experience?
I absolutely loved this book. It reminds me of Grimm’s Fairy Tales with beautiful atmospheric artwork. The messages conveyed here are strong ones–never judge without knowing the truth, and never trust someone based on how they look. I think this is a stunningly beautiful book that will help children learn both of these lessons. People of any age will enjoy this twisted tale, especially those who love fairy tales and retellings.
Thanks to Edelweiss, the publisher, and the author for allowing me to preview this book in exchange for a review.
You can find this book on Goodreads and Amazon as well as other retailers.
- Age Range: 4 – 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool – 3
- Hardcover: 80 pages
- Publisher: Lion Forge (October 3, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1941302459
- ISBN-13: 978-1941302453
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