Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten

Title: Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten!

SubTitle: The Story of Little Red Riding Hood as Told by the Wolf

Publisher: Capstone

Imprint: Picture Window Books

Pub Date: 1 August 2011

ISBN: 9781404866737

Author: Trisha Speed Shaskan

‘Honestly Red Riding Hood Was Rotten’ written by Trisha Speed Shaskan was a highly entertaining and humorous picture book aimed for young readers.

It’s a fairy tale with a twist, where the story was told from the Big Bad Wolf point of view.

In this story, the wolf was portrayed as a vegetarian wolf who haven’t been eating as food is scarce while Red Riding Hood was portrayed as a little vain pot, just like her grandmother.

Very humorous kind of book, really, and a very refreshing approach to the classic fairy tale. It was beautifully illustrated as well with the wolf looking pitiful and the Red Riding Hood looking vain and annoying as ever.

I’ve loved stories like this; where the story is told from the bad people point of view. To me, there’s always two side of the same story and you ought to not just listen to the ‘good’ people’s version of the story. For what it’s worth, the villains are just poor, misunderstood characters.

I enjoyed this book very much, and highly recommended as a bedtime stories for both boys and girls age 5 years up.

I received an ARC of this book from Capstone publisher via Netgalley. I was not compensated in any ways for writing this review.


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