Once Upon a Wild Wood0-5 years
A fabulously funny fairy tale, full of warmth and wit, and delightful details to discover – this is Chris Riddell at his picture book best!
Little Green Raincape is on her way to Rapunzel's party, deep in the wild woods. The way is long and dark, but Green is a smart girl. Smart enough to turn down apples offered by kindly old ladies, smart enough to turn down travel advice from helpful wolves, and above all, smart enough to solve a wealth of classic fairy tale problems – not least mend a lovelorn beast's broken heart.
Once Upon a Wild Wood is a richly imagined story packed full of familiar fairy tale characters as you've never seen them before. Including Red Riding Hood, Thumbelina, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, the three bears, the seven dwarfs and many more!
A smart young heroine, playful storytelling full of wit and detail, and rich, layered pictures in his unique style
The Bookseller, Editor's choice
Chris Riddell’s Once Upon a Wild Wood is an elegant subversion of the fairytale canon [...] Riddell’s layered landscapes, full of sly detail, invite exploration.
Riddell’s drawings lend old-fashioned enchantment to this thoroughly modern tale