Very Little Red Riding Hood

Very Little Red Riding HoodIllustrated by Sue Heap

Very Little Red Riding Hood is little. Very little.

She’s off to her Grandmama’s for a sleepover and she won’t let anything stand in her way. Not even a Wolf.                                   Join her on a very BIG adventure!

Very Little Red Riding Hood

Published in the UK by Penguin Random House and David Fickling Books.   Published in the USA by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Praise for Very Little Red Riding Hood:

‘★★★★★ ‘This quirky take on the original is fabulous – and sure to become a bedtime delight.’ The Sun

‘Delightful…switches on a nightlight to bleach out the darkness of the Grimms’ version.  A perfect present.’ Children’s Book of the Week, The Times

‘This is Red Riding Hood for the modern age…will find fans of young and old alike.’ The School Librarian

‘My five year old’s book of the month…very funny and sweet.’ The Bookseller

‘Heapy’s toddler speech has the ring of authenticity and it’s not a parody either. Rather, Heapy swaps a delightful new character into an old story and follows her wherever she leads.’ Starred review, Publisher’s Weekly 

‘Very Little is much more than a one-liner. The pencil and watercolor illustrations by Sue Heap are alive with action, emotion and the perfect shade of fire-engine red. Parents and older siblings will marvel at Heapy’s grasp of preschooler psychology, in all of its beauty and depravity. A truly fresh take on an age-old tale.’ The Chicago Tribune

‘A charming addition to my fairy tale collection. Very Little Red Riding Hood is not about to let a wolf stop her from getting to Grandmama’s house. No way, no how. The Wolf won’t know what hit him.’ The Huffington Post

‘Just delightful. Wonderfully original, funny and sweet.’ Nick Sharratt

‘I picked something that we’ve read, re-read, and re-read and each time we’ve giggled like drains at. It’s beautifully created, utterly hilarious, so much fun to read aloud and best of all, a really neat and original ‘take’ on a well loved tale bringing something genuinely new and a fresh feeling to the book table.’ ReadItDaddy  Book of the Year

‘Very Little Red Riding Hood contains one of the most perfect representations of toddler habits I’ve read in a picture book and I’m so excited that it’s the first in a series. The Wolf doesn’t stand a chance in any argument with a toddler, and the scariest thing of all is very close to any child’s heart. I can’t wait to see how Teresa Heapy deals with all the other Very little Fairy Tale characters. This isn’t just my choice for the list, (my daughter) adores this story.’ Child-Led Chaos Best Picture Books of 2013

‘You’ll read it in two minutes and treasure it forever.’ Helena Pielichaty

‘Get your hands on this sweetly funny variation of the traditional story. With her toddler talk and winning smile, Very Little Red Riding Hood is an absolute charmer. This first time collaboration between Heapy and Heap is a whole heap of fun.’ Red Reading Hub 

The delightful sounding partnership of Heapy and Heap will, I hope bring us many future picture books as entrancing as this debut together. This is bound to become an oft-requested favourite and one I that I cannot wait to read aloud.’ Readingzone 

‘What great personality you have! Quite possibly the most adorable retelling of a classic fairytale. Heapy chooses her words wisely, and masters the voice and diction of a toddler. Heap’s illustrations show the wide-eyed innocence and playful antics of a child that age. The first book in a must-have read-aloud series of three, followed by Very Little Cinderella, and Very Little Sleeping Beauty. ‘ Good Reads with Ronna

 

 

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