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The Wolf's Story: What Really Happened to Little Red Riding Hood

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Publisher Comments:

Little readers will love second-guessing this funny, fractured fairy tale that replays the story of Little Red Riding Hood from the poor maligned wolf's point of view.

No, please. Look at me.

Would I LIE to you?

It was the old woman who started it.

Everyone knows there are at least two sides to every story, and if you believe in the big-eared, sharp-toothed villain of LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, there's a logical explanation for everything. As our antihero tells it, it all starts with the helpful wolf doing odd jobs for Grandma (are you sure you don't want to sit a little closer?). How was he to know that he spoiled Little Red would come along and ruin a good working relationship? Zooming in dramatically from strategic angles, the amusing illustrations offer visual clues that this is a story to be taken with a grain of salt - and a lot of giggling.

Review:

"Forward (Shakespeare's Globe) adds to the growing list of fractured fairy tales with this wolf's version of events involving Little Red Riding Hood, delivered directly to readers in often witty banter ('I did odd jobs for the old woman. Called her Grandma. We were close'). But the furry fellow, a self-proclaimed vegetarian, portrays himself as vulnerable and insecure when describing 'Little Red.' ('Me, I didn't like the kid being there.... I felt left out.... They just ignored me.') Cohen's detailed watercolors shape the wolf's perspectives via different senses; the red-caped girl is depicted through his agape mouth — with many sharp teeth — as a reflection in his deep-set eyes and framed by his furry ears. The illustrations also help play up the discrepancies in the narrator's version of events (when the wolf 'help[s]' Grandma try to get down her dress, she gets 'a teeny tiny bump on the head that knocked her cold'). The story maintains a sense of humor throughout and ends with the wolf hamming it up yet again: 'And if you ever want any odd jobs done around the house... Here's my card.' His bookend refrain — 'Would I lie to you?' — conjures up an image of the oily salesman. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Little readers will love second-guessing this funny, fractured fairy tale that replays the story of Little Red Riding Hood from the poor maligned wolf's point of view. Full color.

Synopsis:

Little readers will love second-guessing this funny, fractured fairy tale that replays the story of Little Red Riding Hood from the poor maligned wolf's point of view.

No, please. Look at me.

Would I LIE to you?

It was the old woman who started it.

Everyone knows there are at least two sides to every story, and if you believe in the big-eared, sharp-toothed villain of LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, there's a logical explanation for everything. As our antihero tells it, it all starts with the helpful wolf doing odd jobs for Grandma (are you sure you don't want to sit a little closer?). How was he to know that he spoiled Little Red would come along and ruin a good working relationship? Zooming in dramatically from strategic angles, the amusing illustrations offer visual clues that this is a story to be taken with a grain of salt - and a lot of giggling.

About the Author

TOBY FORWARD is the author of many books for children, including SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE. He has also written for adults and is currently working on a Victorian detective story. Toby Forward lives in Liverpool, England, with his wife and two daughters.

IZHAR COHEN's artwork has appeared in everything from the pages of the TIMES of London to postage stamps and calendars. THE WOLF'S STORY is his first book with Candlewick Press. Izhar Cohen lives in Israel with his wife and daughter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763627850
Subtitle:
What Really Happened to Little Red Riding Hood
Author:
Cohen, Izhar
Illustrator:
Cohen, Izhar
Author:
Cohen, Izhar
Publisher:
Candlewick
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Grandmothers
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
picture book;fiction;point of view
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20051011
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.08x10.86x.41 in. .93 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763627850 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Forward (Shakespeare's Globe) adds to the growing list of fractured fairy tales with this wolf's version of events involving Little Red Riding Hood, delivered directly to readers in often witty banter ('I did odd jobs for the old woman. Called her Grandma. We were close'). But the furry fellow, a self-proclaimed vegetarian, portrays himself as vulnerable and insecure when describing 'Little Red.' ('Me, I didn't like the kid being there.... I felt left out.... They just ignored me.') Cohen's detailed watercolors shape the wolf's perspectives via different senses; the red-caped girl is depicted through his agape mouth — with many sharp teeth — as a reflection in his deep-set eyes and framed by his furry ears. The illustrations also help play up the discrepancies in the narrator's version of events (when the wolf 'help[s]' Grandma try to get down her dress, she gets 'a teeny tiny bump on the head that knocked her cold'). The story maintains a sense of humor throughout and ends with the wolf hamming it up yet again: 'And if you ever want any odd jobs done around the house... Here's my card.' His bookend refrain — 'Would I lie to you?' — conjures up an image of the oily salesman. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Little readers will love second-guessing this funny, fractured fairy tale that replays the story of Little Red Riding Hood from the poor maligned wolf's point of view. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , Little readers will love second-guessing this funny, fractured fairy tale that replays the story of Little Red Riding Hood from the poor maligned wolf's point of view.

No, please. Look at me.

Would I LIE to you?

It was the old woman who started it.

Everyone knows there are at least two sides to every story, and if you believe in the big-eared, sharp-toothed villain of LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, there's a logical explanation for everything. As our antihero tells it, it all starts with the helpful wolf doing odd jobs for Grandma (are you sure you don't want to sit a little closer?). How was he to know that he spoiled Little Red would come along and ruin a good working relationship? Zooming in dramatically from strategic angles, the amusing illustrations offer visual clues that this is a story to be taken with a grain of salt - and a lot of giggling.

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