Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Review: The Little Red Wolf by Amélie Fléchais

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.

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I received an arc copy from Netgalley and the publishers in exchange for an honest review. I want to thank them for giving me the opportunity to read this unique book.

The Little Red Wolf is a fairy tale retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. As you can guess from the title, a wolf is now the protagonist. It's a wonderful retelling with gorgeous illustrations by Amélie Fléchais. The illustrations alone make this book worth your while. They are so colourful and enchanting, I could look at them all day.

The fairy tale itself is a beautiful retelling and it turns known truths upside down. It's a story about how each of us can perceive things differently and how this impacts our actions.

Even though I enjoyed this book, I wish it had been longer. I felt the characters could have been developed more. We do get a glimpse of what they are really like, but I need more to fully appreciate a character.

Why should you read The Little Red Wolf? I believe it's the perfect book to share with your children (on Halloween). The illustrations are by far my favourite part about this book. They are glorious and so vivid! I wish I could frame them all!

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.

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