Little Red Hood
A minimal, edgy, and hugely entertaining retelling of the story of Little Red Riding Hood including a style of illustration that falls somewhere between graffiti and high art
Stylish and very funny, this book retells the famous story in an unexpected way. The wolf is still big and bad, but he also happens to be really, really dumb. Little Red Hood questions the wolf's personal hygiene before tricking her predator into his demise. This is one savvy little red hood.
"Leray’s startling, pared-down scenes show what drama can be achieved with one red crayon, a little black ink and immense French style. Well done Phoenix Yard for introducing a British audience to this. It’s totally brilliant." Amanda Craig, The Times, Saturday 19th February 2011
Marjolaine Leray is a graphic designer and artist. Sarah Ardizzone is an award-winning translator. She won the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation in 2005 and 2009, as well as the Scott Moncrieff Prize in 2007. Her translations include "Toby Alone," "Just Like Tomorrow," "Eye of the Wolf," "My House," "Little Prince," and "School Blues."