You know this story... or do you?
How about a little twist?
Read the story of Red Riding Hood as never told before!
With the hood that leads to fame and fortune, the mysterious wild wolf, and a grandmother so evil, she could rewrite the history of sin. Red's not little anymore!
Let the tale begin!
A funny Red Riding Hood story, part of the Funny Fairy Tales Series, by Reut Barak, with cover art by Farrukh Shumail, The excellent book for trains, planes and on the go.
About the Author
Well, no not really... The true story is:
Reut was born in Camelot in the year 1201, following the famous explosion of the northern dragon tower.
She has a degree in fantasy and science fiction from the University of Atlantis and this record can be found in the central library, now twenty thousand leagues under the sea.
She likes phoenix riding, dragon fighting and painting the roses red.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Trisha Dawn for Readers' Favorite The story of Funny Fairy Tales: Red Riding Hood is similar to the classic tale. There’s Red, her grandmother and the wolf. However in Reut Barak's version, the old lady is evil and has told Red the story of the wolf just to scare her! Growing up, Red believed every bit of it and when she finally came face to face with a wolf, things took a turn for the worse. There are just some things you don’t forget, even when you are grown up! Funny Fairy Tales: Red Riding Hood was so good, it was simply satisfying. A classic will always remain a classic and when people try to alter a specific story, it’s more possible that the new version will be rejected. Others would even simply refuse to read it. However, Reut Barak retold Red Riding Hood in a way that would make it impossible for any reader to hate it. The humor is just so great that you’ll be laughing at all of the funny lines. The story was always taking unexpected turns so that even when you are familiar with the chain of events, you will still end up surprised. Then there were the characters: Red who is intelligent but naïve, the Grandmother who has quite the opposite personality from her granddaughter, and the wolf who is stereotyped. Despite the story being funny, the characters were given great importance and focus, making it all the more a successful retelling. There was a moral lesson (or two) to be learned, too. This is a refreshing read, a new take on an oldie which nobody should ignore. It’s an easy favourite in the end.
Red’s grandmother was a nasty old woman. She was so jealous of her granddaughter that she tried to embarrass her with a bright red hood and told her horror stories of wolves. But when red hoods became the fashion Red got very famous. Then the press learned about her grandmother and Red tries to go on the run. She runs into a wolf and trouble ensues. The grandmother is an evil and jealous woman and took joy in terrorizing Red. When Red gets famous of course everything goes well until her past comes into play and everyone starts looking down on her. I loved the whole mix up with the wolf and the mushrooms. I really like where Red ended up and especially her grandmothers new location. This is a quick read and a good twist on the classic Red Riding Hood story. It is really short and I think you spend more time turning the pages than reading the story. But it is a cute retelling and a quick read. I received Funny Fairy Tales from the author and Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.