The Little Red Wolf by Amélie Fléchais
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017
Publisher: Diamond Comics
Point of View: 3rd Person
Recommended Age: All
Genres & Themes: Children’s, Picture Books, Fairytale Retellings
Lose yourself in in the dark forests of Amelie Flechais’ spectacular artwork. A young wolf, on a journey to bring his grandmother a rabbit, is charmed by the nice little girl who offers to help him… but nice is not the same as good. A haunting fairy tale for children and adults alike.
Short and beautiful picture book.
Not sweet like the little wolf is, but not too scary either. Perfect story to tell 3 to 5-year-olds on Halloween.
It’s very detailed, art-wise. The story is rather simple and the writing limited, but the style of the artist is awe-inspiring. I loved looking at all the little elements that formed the overall illustrations.
Because the story and narration are so short, we do not in fact get to know the little wolf, although we do get a sense of his personality. The same applies to the hunter and the girl.
It really is just a tale to read, enjoy and maybe think about for a couple of minutes, but not one to make you rethink what you know about fairytales.
The ending is rather abrupt, though understandably so, since there is a sudden twist that is meant to leave the readers shocked and it does do its trick…
Once again, outstanding artwork, but short, short tale! It does have eighty pages, and that is more than, let’s say, thirty, but you’ll see that it reads SUPER fast.
Which can be a good, depending on what you want. I personally thought it would be a graphic novel, but no, it’s a picture book. When Goodreads shelves deceive you…
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