Title: The Little Red Wolf
Author: Amelie Flechais
Publisher: Lion Forge
Release Date: October 3, 2017
Lose yourself in in the dark forests of Amelie Flechais’ spectacular artwork. A young wolf, on a journey to bring his grandmother a rabbit, is charmed by the nice little girl who offers to help him… but nice is not the same as good. A haunting fairy tale for children and adults alike.
This is an amazing adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood.
Not only is the protagonist a wolf, but it is a male wolf. This is a great modern example for boys in fairytales. Usually the boy in fairytales plays the prince character, and is only the love interest for the princess. Or he is a fighter or hunter of some sort. But this is just an innocent little boy wolf who is sent on a journey to his grandmother’s house.
There are also larger connotations with the wolf being the main character. The humans don’t like wolves and want to kill them. When they find Little Red Wolf, they want to kill him even though he didn’t do anything to them. This could represent global problems on a broader scale, when people are blamed for the actions of one person in their group. An example of this is racism. This book can be a great learning tool.
As well as the fabulous story, the illustrations are amazing. I love the simplicity of it. The colour palette reflects the mood of the story. The colours are more vibrant when Little Red Wolf first enters the forest, and become darker when he meets the little girl.
I felt like the ending was a little abrupt, but I really loved this story!