On her way to deliver a basket of food to her sick grandmother, Elisabeth encounters a sly wolf.
This is a beautiful version of a classic tale. There are many rich details in the text fleshing out the story so that Red Riding Hood could be a real little girl, with personality, like someone you might meet. The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous!–full page, every page, and rich with color. When my daughter moves away and takes her copy with her, I will need a new one of my own.
Trina Schart Hyman, a great admirer of the Brothers Grimm, has wanted to retell and illustrate Little Red Riding Hood ever since she was a little girl. She has illustrated other Grimms’ tales, including Snow White, translated by Paul Heins: Sleeping Beauty; and Rapunzel, retold by Barbara Rogasky. <br>