Little Red Riding Hood loves to visit her Granny's cottage in the forest. Her mother warns her to go straight to Granny's, but when she meets a handsome grey wolf, she doesn't see the harm in stopping for a chat. Scottish storyteller Lari Don's retelling of this well-loved tale is lively and exciting with a wolf who is just scary eugh for younger children to enjoy. Celia Chauffrey's finely detailed paintings create an enticing world of quirky characters in a dark and mysterious forest. Comes with storytime CD featuring narration of the text by beloved English actress Imelda Staunton. about this title: A Barefoot Books Core Title for 2012. Joins other bestselling classic tales from Barefoot Books, including The Gigantic Turnip and Jack and the Beanstalk. An accessible introduction to a classic tale, ideal for under fives and early readers. Author Lari Don, based in Edinburgh, is in great demand as a storyteller for young children and is available for events at schools and literature festivals.
about the author: Lari Don was born in Chile and brought up in Scotland. She has worked in politics and for the BBC, but now spends her time passing on old stories and making up new ones. She is a traditional storyteller, as well as an award-winning children's author, whose love of myths, legends and fables inspires her fiction. Lari lives in Edinburgh and has also written the Animal Stories series for Barefoot Books. about the artist: Celia Chauffrey is an artist with a wonderful imagination. She has illustrated many books for children and young adults with characters and compositions that are always unexpected, fascinating and emotive. Celia paints in a light-filled room in her home town of Lyon, France. This is her first project with Barefoot Books. about the narrator: Imelda Staunton is an English actress best known for her roles in the Harry Potter film series (in which she played Professor Umbridge), the TV comedy Up the Garden Path and the film Vera Drake. As the title character in Vera Drake, Imelda garnered BAFTA and Venice Film Festival awards for best actress in a leading role, and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She has also narrated The Kite Princess for Barefoot Books.