The Little Red Wolf by Amélie Fléchais
Lose yourself in in the dark forests of Amelie Flechais’ spectacular artwork. A young wolf, on a journey to bring his grandmother a rabbit, is charmed by the nice little girl who offers to help him… but nice is not the same as good. A haunting fairy tale for children and adults alike.
I received a digital review copy of this from NetGalley.
I’m just going to go ahead and start with saying that the art in this little book was super adorable! There were so many cute little details in the pages I had to remember to stop and properly look at them so I didn’t miss anything. The way humans were drawn gave me some serious Tove Jansson vibes which is always great and I also loved the little red wolf’s design because he was really simple but still the cutest thing ever.
The story of the Little Red Wolf was also really nice, kind of a reversed retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood where a wolf is the main character and humans are the villains. It had its own little twists as well so it wasn’t just the exact same story even though it starts very similarly with the little wolf in a red cape being sent to bring food to his grandmother. I think it ended a little abruptly but on the other hand there wasn’t really much need to add anything else to it.
The one complaint that I have is that the font choice made the book a little hard to read, especially when there was no real space left for text in the paintings so they drowned in the background a little bit. That’s the only real issue I had with it though. I would have happily read it even if there was no text in it because the art was just so beautiful, the story just added to the experience. 80 pages of beautiful paintings make me happy!!