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Little Red Hood
Little Red Hood (Hardback)
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She started life as a little red scribble and then, there she was: a little red hood. The wolf is still big and bad, . Little Red Hood cunningly tricks her predator into his demise: this is one savvy little red scrawl with her head screwed on. Edgy, stylish and very funny, this book retells the famous story in an unexpected way. REVIEWS: "Leray's startling, pared-down scenes show what drama can be achieved with one red crayon, a little black ink and immense style. It's totally brilliant." -- THE TIMES. "Someone is always going to come out badly in any version of the classic story of how a little girl in a red hood fares against a big bad wolf. This time, the action never reaches the grandmother so the tension - vividly illustrated in sketchy line drawings - is between the wolf and the fierce but insouciant little girl. The familiar phrases of big ears and big teeth are bandied between the two before the dramatic final showdown. An elegant and sophisticated tease of a book." -- THE GUARDIAN. "This is *the* most humorous, clever and witty rendition of 'Little Red Riding Hood' that we've had the pleasure of reading.

Using only red and black across the blank white pages, with limited text and not a bed-ridden Grandmother in sight, this quirky take on a classic pushes the boundaries and for that reason alone, we love it!" -- PICTURE BOOKS BLOGGER. "If there's anyone out there who is worried about the future of children's publishing, here's a book to cheer them. It's all frighteningly good: author, translator, publishing house - all young, fresh, independent, and talented. A book that made an old hack of an academic sigh with pleasure at the minimalist originality, and small readers on the knee turn the pages with rapt attention, and then turn back for a rerun. What else could you ask for?" PETER HUNT, PROFESSOR OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY, BOOKS FOR KEEPS, BEST CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR.

Children'sPicture books, activity books & early learning materialPicture booksPicture storybooks Publisher: Phoenix Yard Books Publication Date: 07/03/2011 ISBN-13: 9781907912009  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Marjolaine Leray is a graphic designer and artist. Sarah Ardizzone is an award-winning translator. She won the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation in 2005 and 2009, as well as the Scott Moncrieff Prize in 2007. Her translations include "Toby Alone," "Just Like Tomorrow," "Eye of the Wolf," "My House," "Little Prince," and "School Blues."

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Staff Choice

This picture book is stunning in its simplicity. It's one of those things which you look at and think, 'Why didn't I come up with this?' The illustrations are beautifully minimalist, all done in red and black pencil in a whimsical doodling fashion, and look like they belong on a proud parent's fridge door for all the world to see. The story follows the basic premise of the classic Little Red Riding Hood story, but has a marvellous twist that harks back to the clever, and brave Red of the 16th century original. With its pocket sized format and easy to follow story and pictures, it is the ideal book to keep in a bag, in order to entertain adults and children alike. - Neil

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 01/04/2011

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