Saturday, November 13, 2010

Picture Book Saturday

With yesterday's review of A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz, I thought I might as well continue the Grimm theme into my Picture Book Saturday feature!

The Story of Little Red Riding Hood is a new edition, illustrated by Christopher Bing and SO pretty. Still the same old story of the girl heading to Grandmother's house and a wolf ruining her day, but with really interesting and beautiful illustrations to accompany the original Grimm tale. 

Christopher Bing was a Caldecott Honor recipient for Casey at the Bat a few years back and he's done a fabulous job with this fairy tale. The darkness of the story is captured in the illustrations without any of the scary parts. We don't have to see the wolf eating Grandma or the scissors cutting into his belly, but the reader can very much imagine what occurred through what IS shown. 

If you're a collector of fairy tales or just enjoy great illustrations, I would encourage you to pick this one up. It's an updated classic...and everyone should have some Christopher Bing on their bookshelves! 

The Story of Little Red Riding Hood
The Brothers Grimm/Christopher Bing
40 pages
Picture Book
Chronicle
978-0811869867
September 2010
Review copy provided by publisher

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