More than a century ago, Beatrix Potter crafted her own version of Charles Perrault's "Red Riding Hood" for readers 4 to 8, though she never illustrated it. Fortunately, Helen Oxenbury—a Kate Greenaway Medalist with a penchant for the classics—is the ideal artist for bringing the tale to life. Her elegantly old fashioned paintings take us straight to the English countryside, where fans of Peter Rabbit may be pleasantly surprised by Potter's wry narration—and possibly stunned by the book's sudden conclusion.
Red Riding Hood
Author: Retold by Beatrix Potter. Helen Oxenbury, illus.