Little Red Riding Hood by Lari Don

Little Red Riding Hood

Written by Lari Don
Illustrated by Celia Chauffrey

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A stylish and witty re-telling of this popular classic tale matched by equally fresh feeling illustrations which are a clever blend of timelessness and modernity. It’s a story full of cruelty which both the storyteller and the illustrator relish while also making sure there is a satisfyingly happy ending. The addition of a CD read by award winning actress Imelda Staunton adds a very special dimension to the whole package.


Little Red Riding Hood by Lari Don

Little Red Riding Hood loves to visit her Granny's cottage in the forest. Her mother warns her to go straight to Granny's, but when she meets a handsome grey wolf, she doesn't see the harm in stopping for a chat. Scottish storyteller Lari Don's retelling of this well-loved tale is lively and exciting with a wolf who is just scary enough for younger children to enjoy. Celia Chauffrey's finely detailed paintings create an enticing world of quirky characters in a dark and mysterious forest. Comes with storytime CD featuring narration of the text by beloved English actress Imelda Staunton. about this title: A Barefoot Books Core Title for 2012. Joins other bestselling classic tales from Barefoot Books, including The Gigantic Turnip and Jack and the Beanstalk. An accessible introduction to a classic tale, ideal for under fives and early readers. Author Lari Don, based in Edinburgh, is in great demand as a storyteller for young children and is available for events at schools and literature festivals.

About the Author

Lari Don

Lari Don is an award-winning author and storyteller who loves sharing traditional tales from all over the world. Lari was born in Chile, and brought up in Scotland and now lives in Edinburgh with her family. She has worked in politics and for the BBC, but now spends her time passing on old stories and making up new ones. She is a traditional storyteller, as well as an award-winning children’s author; her fiction is inspired by her love of myths, legends and fables.

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Mixed media product
Contains Hardback and CD-Audio (Audiobook)
32 pages


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Publication date

15th September 2012




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