Once Upon a Wild Wood
Little Green Raincape is on her way to Rapunzel's party, deep in the wild woods. The way is long and dark, but Green is a smart girl. Smart enough to turn down apples offered by kindly old ladies, smart enough to turn down travel advice from helpful wolves, and above all, smart enough to solve a wealth of classic fairy tale problems - not least mend a lovelorn beast's broken heart.
Once Upon a Wild Wood is a richly imagined story packed full of familiar fairy tale characters as you've never seen them before. Including Red Riding Hood, Thumbelina, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, the three bears, the seven dwarfs and many more!
A visual feast on every page, illustrated with warmth and humour and full of witty details to discover - this is Chris Riddell at his picture book best!
Just in time for spring comes this wonderfully twisted fairy tale from Chris Riddell, told with his ever present wit, verve and deliciously clever illustrations.
Little Green Cape, is a lot more sensible and much better prepared for misadventure than your average fairy tale protagonist. She's wonderfully bemused to find a magical harp moaning about the weather, three little pigs sampling a witch's gingerbread cottage while commenting on the wolf-proofing (or lack there of) in its architecture . . . And there is much more wit and verve to come as we meet a large cast of fairytale characters.
Chris Riddell does the twisted fairy thing tale so well! A great advanced picture book! Perfect for ages 4-7.
A staff pick of B at the Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop.