Just Published: Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion by Alex T Smith
We are proud to announce the publication of this fantastic new picture book published by Scholastic Children’s Books today. Alex manages to put a new twist on this classic Little Red Riding Hood tale, setting the story in Africa with gorgeous hot colours and introducing a greedy lion to replace the cunning wolf.
This ‘riotous romp of a story’ was Fiona Noble’s Editor’s Choice for Book of the Month in The Bookseller (20th February, 2015). She goes on to say:
“Little Red is not a girl to be messed with. She’s feisty and fearless and will stand for no nonsense whatsoever – no matter how big your teeth may be. The spreads of her travelling to her auntie’s house are a particular joy: dashing, creeping and wiggling (with her trusty goat sidekick) past a glorious menagerie of giraffes, crocodiles, monkeys and more. There are quirky details to spot and savour, all decorated in a vivid palette of red and gold. Smith’s sense of mischief is everywhere, with moments of pure, joyful silliness…. As the parent of a six-year-old I have a strict standard of merit for picture books: does it still delight on the 10th re-reading? A resounding yes!”