The story of Little Red Riding Hood

Jacob Grimm, 1785-1863

Book - 2010

A little girl meets a wolf in the forest on her way to visit her grandmother.

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Genres
Picture books
Published
San Francisco : Handprint Books 2010.
Language
English
Physical Description
unpaged : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm
ISBN
9780811869867
0811869865
Main Author
Jacob Grimm, 1785-1863 (-)
Other Authors
Wilhelm Grimm, 1786-1859 (-), Christopher H. Bing (illustrator), Maria Tatar, 1945-
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Bing (Lincoln Shot) works his potent visual magic on this old tale. There's little hint of trouble in the first spreads: Red Riding Hood, modeled on one of Bing's children, embodies blonde innocence, and the large, naturalistic wolf accosts her in a seductively idyllic forest shot through with sunbeams. Red Riding Hood is seen approaching the door of Grandmother's house from above, as if through a security camera, but little else foreshadows the ferocity of the wolf's attack as fangs snap at the girl and Grandmother's nightstand candle and books fly toward viewers. Even at the point of the hunter's gun, the sleeping wolf's image unsettles; he lies belly up, eyes closed, bathed in blue light. On the last four pages, Bing offers a second version, illustrated in black and white ("Little Red Riding Hood was on her guard and kept right on going"), while a third, Perrault's tale (which offers no happy ending), appears as a pamphlet at the very end. Romantics may prefer Gennady Spirin's recent retelling, but Bing drives home Perrault's moral that "...tame wolves/ Are the most dangerous of all." Ages 5–up. (Oct.) [Page ]. Copyright 2010 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A little girl meets a wolf in the forest on her way to visit her grandmother. Includes another version of the tale by Charles Perrault pasted onto endpapers, and notes on the illustrations and translations.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A little girl meets a wolf in the forest on her way to visit her grandmother.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

From the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Casey at the Bat comes a rich and exquisitely crafted edition of one of the best-known tales by the Brothers Grimm. Christopher Bing captures the light and darknessas well as the deep emotional coreof the story of an innocent girl and the wolf who would devour her, in this most magnificent and definitive version of the classic fairy tale.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

From the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Casey at the Bat comes a rich and exquisitely crafted edition of one of the best-known tales by the Brothers Grimm. Christopher Bing captures the light and darknessas well as the deep emotional coreof the story of an innocent girl and the wolf who would devour her, in this most magnificent and definitive version of the classic fairy tale.