I’m stunned and in awe. The artwork is utterly beautiful, the watercolour brushes capturing each scenes in details made me want to stare at the pages for a long long time
And the plot? Scrumptious. It’s a retelling of The Little Red Riding Hood, but make it a wolf version instead of a girl. And the villain is the humans instead. I feel like this feels more realistic, because let’s face it, even though some say wolves are beasts, humans are crueler than them. Humans are always capable of unnecessary violence.
I actually wish the story is longer, but I love it a lot nonetheless 💖
I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. The perfect fractured fairytale involving a wolf and a little girl. Super cute and fun illustrations.
A dark take on a familiar tale, playing with a perspective where humans are the real monsters. It's looking at how possessive behavior can twist us into something horrifying. The art is the real selling point here. It's sweet and charming but easily captures the horror as well.
I was excited to pick up this "Little Red Riding" retelling because I love re-tellings. I knew with this lovely cover that I was going to enjoy the illustrations inside the book and I was right, they did not disappoint. The illustrations captured my eye so much as I turned each page. The Little Red Wolf sets off to head to grandmother's house when he comes across the woodcutter's daughter. Throughout the story, Little Red Wolf is confronted with the idea of stories having two sides to them, which is a great reminder! Thank you to NetGalley and Oni Press for an advanced copy! All thoughts and opinions are my own!
This is an adorable little story of Red Riding Hood but told as the wolf as the little girl. I read this to my two nieces age 5 & 3.
The five-year-old really enjoyed the switch of the story having the wolf instead of a little girl as she is familiar with the original story.
The three-year-old was more interested in the bugs or other things in the gorgeous artwork than the story itself. It seemed this story wasn't for her but that is probably because she's too little to understand the irony of the switch.
Overall the girls asked me to read it again once we were done which is always a good sign. I liked that the text on each page is short and not too complex (reading Seuss out loud to kids is a nightmare!). I also liked that it was the perfect "bedtime story" length which is in and around the 3-5 minute mark.
The artwork is really different but beautiful and I'd be happy to read this one a number of times just to stare at the pretty pictures. :)
Note: After reading other reviews I've noticed many noted this is a dark story. I expected nothing less given that Red Riding Hood's Grandmother is eaten by the wolf in the original story! The two girls I read this too didn't even think twice about the wolf eating rabbits or any other "dark" parts of the book as they both know how food sources work and have seen fish fed to penguins and raw meat to tigers at our zoo.
This is a retelling of Little Red Ridinghood, but with a twist.
The main character is the little red wolf, who lives in a mysterious forest. The little wolf is sets out on a journey to visit his grandmother, a bunny. Along the way, the little wolf has to try to avoid all the hunters in the area but runs into a little girl who offers to help...
The art for this story is absolutely beautiful. I would recommend this for fans of fairytale retellings, or for fans of Grimm's Fairy Tales.
Thank you NetGalley and Oni Press for the opportunity to read this ARC !
I love that someone took the classic tale of Red Riding Hood, and turned it into a story from the wolf perspective. I absolutely adored both the story and the beautiful artwork that was included in this book. I think this will be a graphic novel that I will find myself revisiting in the future, maybe to see if I missed anything the first time. I love fairytale retellings of any kind, and this was no exception. Wonderfully done, I would pick up more by Amélie Fléchais if I was given the chance. I would definitely recommend to both children and adults alike!
Thank you to Netgalley, Oni Press, and the Author for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
The Little Red Wolf by Amélie Fléchais is a picturebook retelling of the Charles Perrault classic tale Little Red Riding Hood. The text was translated into English by Jeremy Melloul. Once upon a time there was a little red wolf who lived in a treehouse in a thick and mysterious forest. The young wolf sets out on a journey to bring his grandmother a rabbit when he is charmed by a nice little girl who offers to help him. But nice is not the same as good.
The Little Red Wolf is a different take on the story of Little Red Riding Hood, one that speak to misunderstandings and how fear and guilt can change everything. I liked the art style, and thought that the storytelling of art and text were well balanced and engaging. I also liked that we got this story from the wolf's perspective and were able to see how the young girl came to believe what she did. I think everything tied together well, and I enjoyed this take on a classic
Cutesy children's story that's a twist on Little Red Riding Hood. The main character is a little wolf and he had a mission that didn't go as well as it could have. This would be a cute story to read to children who love fairy tales and are obsessed with Little Red Riding Hood.
A beautifully illustrated retelling of Little Red Riding Hood but with a twist!
I loved seeing the switch in characters with the wolf as the mc! The illustrations are stunning and the story is pretty dark. Things take a chilling turn as the wolf ventures to his grandma and meets a human (ngl humans are terrifying!) Overall, this was a beautiful, surprisingly spooky read!
Oh my God! What a beautiful artwork!! I was utterly amazed. This inversion of little red riding hood helps us understand the reasons behind the problematic relationships between wolves and men, and see that probably men are the real danger. A small wolf visits his grandma and his mum's directions were to follow the path and avoid the cabins where the bad hunters live. Will he make it?
Thank you to netgalley, the authors, illustrators and publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for a review.
This was such a cute story and a great take on a classic and the art work was amazing throughout! ❤️
I really enjoyed this picture book! I love the story of Red Riding Hood, and I was excited to read this twisted retelling of it. In this story, the wolf is the hooded one, and the girl is the monster. There is a twist at the end that just hits you emotionally, and it was lowkey heartbreaking. The artwork was stunning and I loved the dark vibe. The humans looked terrifying, and there was one full-page close-up of the little girl that scared the crap out of me. I liked the abrupt ending though. Overall, this is such a great retelling with beautiful art, but it may be a tad scary for young readers, so proceed with caution lol.
This one is a 3⭐s only it didn't do a whole lot for me as I'm not the target audience.
I went into this book thinking it was some kind of a Red Ridinghood reimaging of some sort. But it was half or very very closely related to it. This was a good example read for middle-grade kids to understand they should listen to their parents & elders in certain cases to avoid any dangers. It hints at kids not to be lazy or not to ignore their elders' words.
And there was a fleshed-out discussion about trauma and how parents' behaviour affects their kids to become their shadows. And how dark it can get without even knowing. My favourite part of the story was that even after all the trauma the story shows that kids are still kids & they need to be guided correctly. The art style was so beautiful & unique in its own way. Highly recommend it for kids who are of reading age to any middle-grades.
The illustrations in this book are absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed them. The story line I feel fits with the original Grim tales. It is a little dark and definitely a different take on the famous tail
I LOVE THE ARTWORK IN THIS CHILDRENS BOOK. That's what immediately drew me in. I would absolutely print some of these pages out as art for my son's room. The story was very cute. I love an adult retelling and a children's retelling was also right up my alley. I'll be buying this for my toddler as a physical book.
The Little Red Wolf by Amélie Fléchais is a dark and enchanting retelling of the Charles Perrault’s classic fairytale Little Red Riding Hood. This version of the tale follows a young wolf in a red cape traveling through the forest to his grandmother’s house to bring her a (big and juicy) rabbit.
With stunning and transportive artwork, the author manages to strike a unique balance between macabre and whimsical as we follow the little wolf on his journey. The story within the story is a great example of how the same events can be viewed or retold in drastically different ways depending on who is delivering the narrative.
This graphic novel had some of my favourite illustrations of any that I have ever read, and a story that was fun and thought-provoking without being unnecessarily long or complicated, so I was able to completely immerse myself in the fairytale.
I don’t know that I would recommend this to very young children because of the more graphic depictions, although I suppose it would really drill home the lesson to not trust strangers, even if they seem nice and friendly, because “nice is not the same as good”.
Thank you to NetGalley and Oni Press for the arc in exchange for an honest review. All the opinions included are my own.
I was grabbed immediately by the cover. I loved this retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. It is as dark as the original and I loved it, The story was so good. It really hits you in the feels. I absolutely loved all the illustrations throughout the book. Thank you to NetGalley and Oni Press for the arc in exchange for my honest review.
I liked author Amélie Fléchais' subversion of the typical Little Red Riding Hood story. Here, the hood-wearing child is a young wolf who has to take a rabbit to his grandmother. He's urged to avoid the evil woodcutter and his daughter, who hate wolves. The little guy daydreams his way off the path, and finds lots of really interesting things to look at, and of course, gets caught by the humans. He learns about the history between the wolves and humans, both from the daughter and eventually from his father.
This gorgeously illustrated novel has a dreamy quality, but is also wonderfully dark and frightening.
It's also an interesting story of how a narrative can radically change based on one's perspective.
Thank you to Netgalley and to Oni Press for this ARC in exchange for my review.
Vibes: Little Red Riding Hood retelling.
Because this story takes place from a wolf pup’s perspective, it added a different layer to the classic tale. Humans are to be feared here. They are sneaky and conniving and are prone to trickery. The wolf pup gets put in danger and learns a very valuable lesson. But for a children’s book, it felt darker, and I liked that a lot.
I loved the illustrations. In fact, that’s what drew me in to pick this up - I loved the dark spin on a classic fairytale. There’s not a ton of dialogue so you really pick up how the pictures are communicating the action and telling us the story.
I’m giving this four stars only because I knew there is a major lesson to be learned here, but I was confused if there was something more here than “listen to the warnings.” I hope a child is smarter than me to pick up on whatever messages this story is conveying, because I really would purchase this for my niece or nephew and read it to them.