Thursday, November 13, 2014

Little Red Riding Hood adapted by Sybille Schenker, Book Review

Adapted and Illustrated By: Sybille Schenker
Originally written by: Jacob Grimm
Published by: MINEDITION
Released on: October 1st, 2014
Source: received from publisher in exchange for my honest review
Rating: 4 Owls - I Enjoyed It
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N
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A fresh take on a timeless fairy tale

This stunning edition of the favorite fable about a little girl in red on her journey through the woods makes brilliant use of laser die-cut paper and silhouette-like illustrations to enliven every page. Sybille Schenker’s evocative and exquisite illustrations bring a unique beauty and graphic excellence to this beloved favorite.

A beautiful companion to Schenker's Hansel and Gretel. With it's beautiful silhouetted illustrations, this tale of Little Red Riding follows the dark tale of the original telling. Though the adaptation feels a little choppy at times, the story and it's message come across clearly. The unique illustrations make this book stand out among children's books. The book is worth having for the illustrations alone. I've not seen anything else like them, other than in Schenker's previous book. With it's delicate pages, this Little Red Riding book is not one I'd recommend for little hands. This is book that fans of fairy tales of all ages will enjoy. 

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