Red and the City by Marie Voigt
Little Red Ridinghood gets an up to date makeover in this somewhat anti-capitalist take on the story.
The woods are replaced by roads and big city buildings, whilst the wolf becomes all that is tempting and scary in the world of retail consumerism. It’s all too easy to find yourself gobbled up by the whole lot.
It’s an interesting take and it focuses the reader on what really matters in the world.
The illustration are great, full of clever, subtle references, give you plenty to think about and keep you coming back
People who don’t like cities will certainly relate to this as will people who feel we are going too far down the rabbit hole of busy mobile phone dominated lives, unconnected to the planet and nature.
I suspect parent will like this book and the warning it gives.