Little Red is the story of a boy, a grandmother, a big bad wolf, and a keg of delicious fizzy ginger beer. Young Thomas is known as Little Red. He lives with his parents in a cosy inn, famous for its sweet and fizzy ginger beer. Every week, Little Red visits his grandmother with food and a keg of the ginger beer. But on this visit, grandma doesn’t quite look herself. Can Little Red save Grandma, and himself, from the big bad wolf – perhaps with the help of a certain fizzy beverage?This highly imaginative spin on the classic tale is set in the late eighteenth century – a time of big wigs, satin gowns, beauty spots, powdered faces and wicked highwaymen!
About the Author
David Roberts was born in Liverpool. He studied fashion before moving to Hong Kong to work as a fashion illustrator. Since returning to the UK, he has illustrated numerous books, and his titles include the Dirty Bertie series, Tyrannosaurus Drip (with Juila Donaldson) and many books with Philip Ardagh. David now lives and works in London where, when not drawing, he likes to make hats.Lynn Roberts has worked with children’s literature for many years – both as a specialist in book shops and as a writer. Lynn is David's sister and she is the author of the previous fairy tale books: Cinderella, Rapunzel and Little Red.
"A great choice for reading aloud to kids old enough to relish comedy of the spine-tingling sort." —Booklist
"The frightening, red forest scenes on the endpapers will be devilishly alluring to young readers who like just a little scare with their somewhat silly and comfortingly well-known tales." —School Library Journal