November 2014 Book of the Month A deliciously funny version of the familiar story of Little Red Riding Hood. Cat tries to read Little Red Riding Hood, one of his most-favourite stories, to his friend Dog. But Dog is a discriminating and inquisitive listener! He questions every aspect of the story and, as cat tries to explain why it makes sense, readers will find themselves questioning things they have always taken for granted!
The Cat, the Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, the Wolf and Grandma's Wardrobe Synopsis
This book is the first in a character-led series about these two irresistable and indomitable personalities. Cat is trying to read a much-loved and classic children's fairy tale to Dog. Parents will sympathise with Cat as he suffers question after question from inquisitive Dog. Every once in a great while, a book comes along that combines story and illustrations so seamlessly and to such great effect that it looks effortless. This is such a book. Cat and Dog are destined to become a bestselling and recognised team; the Odd Couple of the book world.
'Every once in a great while, a book comes along that combines story and illustrations so seamlessly and to such great effect that it looks effortless. This is such a book. Cat and Dog are destined to become a bestselling and recognised team; the Odd Couple of the book world.' The Guardian
'The humour is very funny throughout... The simplicity of the drawings and the laugh aloud dialogue will delight six-year-olds and upwards.' Irish Examiner
'A picture book which will be enjoyed by those with knowledge of fairy tales and the Little Red Riding Hood story in particular... The way in which the text is presented means that it could be read in class as a dramatic duologue.' CLPE
'Simple line drawings a la Sandra Boynton give the animals adorably large snouts and tiny bodies, ...There's plenty of subversive laughter, and a sly turn at the end when the cat's bloodthirsty account of the climax exposes the dog's tenderer feelings: Are you absolutely sure this is a children's book? he asks.' Publishers Weekly
About Christyan Fox, Diane Fox
DIANE and CHRISTYAN FOX together have created more than 40 children's book in the past 26 years; Christyan has also illustrated another 37, by various authors. They studied graphic design together at Middlesex University, and pursued individual careers before discovering how well they worked together. They live in London with their three children.