In this retelling of a classic fairytale, the big bad wolf is back, all dressed up in Grandma’s nightie—but it’s not having quite the effect he was hoping for

One glorious day the wolf meets Red Riding Hood strolling through the woods. She looks a clever girl, but the wolf knows who is the cleverest. He has a plan to outwit her. But this little girl is not so easily duped. And the wolf finds unexpected hazards in wearing a frilly petticoat in the deep dark woods.


Mario Ramos (1958–2012) is a Belgian author and illustrator, whose work has been published all over the world and received many awards including the Prix Versèle and the Prix des Critiques en Belgique. His books I Am So Strong and I Am So Handsome are also published in English by Gecko Press.


The Big Bad Wolf really gets his comeuppance in this delightful and fresh retelling, a worthy addition to the fractured fairy tale canon.

Booklist, starred review

Watching a villain’s plans disintegrate is always a winning formula.

Publishers Weekly

Ideal for readers who are beginning to interpret texts and who can enjoy and understand the concept of an anti-fairy tale.

The Children's Book Council of Australia

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