Sunday, February 13, 2011
“Cloaked in Red” by Vivian Vande Velde
I liked this book! It was cool, different characters and elements emphasized humorously, including “Little Red Riding Hood” not always being the main character in the story. I also think that if you got this book, and wanted to just read a story or two at a time in-between books to get a good laugh it’s great for that too. It was really funny. My favorites of the stories were probably: “Granny and the Wolf” and “Deems the Wood Gatherer”. The author’s opening at the beginning was one of my favorite parts as well. I thought the “Red Riding Hood Doll” was rather creepy (but in a good way, isn’t creepy good once in a while?). I’m thinking four stars for this collection of humorous versions of the classic fairy-tale!
If you’d like to find out more about “Cloaked in Red” go to Vivian Vande Velde’s website here, and the bit on it on the Marshall Cavendish website here.
Thank you very much Marshall Cavendish for the review copy!
Note to readers receiving a review copy in no way influences my reviews, these are my honest opinions people!!!!