Inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, The Little Red Wolf was created by Amélie Fléchais. The story narrates the adventure of the little red wolf as he travels into the woods to deliver a meal to his ailing grandmother.
Similar to the red riding hood, the wolf is warned about the threats living in the woods and is told to stick to the path on his journey. However, it’s not long before the little wolf loses his way and stumbles across an unfamiliar danger.
And so began the loveliest of friendships…
And under the benevolent moon, all danced without a care in the world.
The Little Red Wolf reads like a classic fairy tale with dark tones and mature themes. From the little wolf eating his grandmother’s lunch to the story of the hunter and his daughter, Amélie tells a realistic story set in a fantasy world.
This combination of complex lessons helps to create an unforgettable narrative that follows the journey of the little wolf from the safety of the familiar to the dangers of the unknown.
If you’ve ever read the folk tales from the Brothers Grimm you’ll be familiar with some of the more violent or frightening parts of the story.
The book wouldn’t feel as inviting without the imaginative illustrations that fill its pages. Amélie uses uneven landscapes and soft colours to bring her readers deeper into the journey with the little wolf. Her use of space is particularly enthralling, helping to create the feeling that the little wolf is in over his head.
Because of some of the frightening scenes in this story, The Little Red Wolf might not be the best choice for young readers. However, if you think that your children are mature enough to handle some of the themes Amélie tackles then this could be a wonderful addition to your collection.
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