Saturday, August 5, 2017
Book Reviews: The Little Red Wolf and Taproot
Before you think highly of me, I did not read this in french. In English it is called "The Little Red Wolf" and it's a take on Little Red Riding Hood by Amélie Fléchais.
The little wolf has an old grandmother through the woods, and he is tasked with bringing her a bunny to eat. When Wolf finds himself lost and has eaten the bunny, he is scared of being in trouble. A little girl comes and offers to help Wolf get another bunny.
There is a story the girl sings, about a woman and the village guard who falls in love with her. I would say this is more a storybook than a graphic novel. While the artwork is beautiful, you should read it first before reading it to your child.
**I borrowed a digital copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
Ivan and I read this one last night. It's about 128 pages, but it goes really fast. I think this is giving the backstory of Hamal and Blue. Blue is a ghost who has a crush on Hamal. Hamal is also the first human to be able to see and interact with Blue.
But Hamal is in trouble and Blue may be the only one who can save him.
I didn't think anything was too inappropriate, but it does deal with death and ghosts. Blue and Hamal are both boys, and they do have some romance going on. I thought it was really quite sweet, and Ivan (8 years old) just loved the story. He didn't even mention the romance aspect. I thought he'd mention that they were both boys, but he just rolled with it.
A quick and enjoyable read. I can't wait to see more from Keezy Young.