Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories

Illustrator: Lucy Cousins

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Walker Books

Age 2+

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"Where are you going, Little Red Riding Hood?" asked the wolf.

The old man pulled and pulled the enormous turnip…

Multi-award-winning author Lucy Cousins retells three of her favourite fairy tales in spare, bold language and brilliant, vibrant pictures.

The famous characters in Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs and The Enormous Turnip are given new life and a sprinkle of modern magic.


Lucy Cousins is the multi-award-winning creator of Maisy. Her unique titles fascinate toddlers with their child-like simplicity, bold outlines and vivid colours. "Maisy does things that children all over the world do", Lucy Cousins says of her superstar mouse. "The way she dresses, the way she acts, are typical of children all over the world." Lucy Cousins works from her home in Hampshire, England. Other titles include the Smarties Book Prize-winner Jazzy in the Jungle, Hooray for Fish! – which now appears in animation in Japan; the critically acclaimed I'm the Best; and more recently Peck Peck Peck, which won Best Picture Book in the Booktrust Best Book Awards, as well as the British Book Design and Production Award in the Children's Trade category, Let's Play Monsters and A Good Place.


Short but briskly savage versions of several classic tales… offers younger children an eye-opening cross-section of the far-from-innocuous world of folk literature.

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Make room on the shelf. A new classic has arrived.

Publishers Weekly

Beloved classics are successfully served by these bold, striking renditions. There’s no sugarcoating here.

School Library Journal (starred review)

A jaunty humor shows itself in the blobby brushwork….Even the words get a chance to express themselves as paint: most spreads include something — a title, a quotation from the story, a bit of commentary — written across page in thick black brushstrokes like a child chiming in while a parent reads. It’s a good take on these traditional tales for very young book lovers. This is a book that will make you want to paint.

New York Times

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