Little Red Riding Hood's mother warns her to go straight to Granny's, but when she meets a handsome gray wolf along the way, she doesn't see the harm in stopping for a chat. Children will relish joining in on the familiar refrain: "What big eyes you have, Granny!" Finely detailed paintings create an enticing world of quirky characters in a dark and mysterious forest. This new paperback edition includes online access to the audio recording of the story read by Academy Award-nominated actress Imelda Staunton, who is best known for her role as Professor Umbridge in the Harry Potter film series. “. . .this provocative telling is for young lovers of the gothic" —Kirkus Reviews
Product Dimensions:8.5 x 10.75 inches
Page Count:32 pages
Age Range:Ages 3-8 years
Awards & Accolades
"Atmospheric illustrations... will lure daring readers into this retelling" — Kirkus Reviews
“A witty and unusuall retelling of the old favourite, which really manages to bring a freshness to the story.... Célia Chauffrey's finely detailed paintings create an enticing world of quirky characters in an atmospheric forest” — Parents in Touch
About the Contributors
Retold by - Lari Don
Lari Don was born in Chile and brought up in Scotland. She has worked in politics and for the BBC, but now spends her time collecting and telling stories and making up new ones. She is an award-winning children's author as well as a traditional storyteller, whose love of myths, legends and fables inspires her fiction. Lari lives in Edinburgh, UK with her family.
Illustrated by - Célia Chauffrey
Célia Chauffrey studied graphic design in Paris and illustration in Lyon, and has now illustrated many books with characters and compositions that are always unexpected, fascinating and emotive. She paints in her home in Lyon, France, in a little workshop under the roof which is full of picture books.
Narrated by - Imelda Staunton
Imelda Staunton has acted with both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, winning two Olivier awards. Her many screen roles include the title role in Vera Drake, which won her a BAFTA and an Academy Award nomination, and Professor Umbridge in two Harry Potter films.