Tuesday, October 3, 2017

HALLOWEEN COUNTDOWN! Review: The Little Red Wolf by Amélie Fléchais

Title: The Little Red Wolf
Author: Amélie Fléchais
Format: egalley
Pub. Date: October 3rd 2017
Source: Publisher

Book Description:

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 love fairy tales. Originals, retellings, picture books, novels. It doesn't matter. I also happen to love wolves. So, I was sold on this book right away.

First, I have to say that the artwork is gorgeous. You can spend quite awhile just looking at the illustrations and studying the detail and the techniques used by the artist. For me, the illustrations are equally as important as the text, and these images blew me away. I love the style, and each drawing is like it's own mini painting. The pictures go great with the text that is on each page. They're dark, but not scary.

I also liked the take on this story- that is, that it's a wolf on the journey to his grandmother's house, and it is the human who is causing a fuss about it. There's also a twist at the end that I wasn't sure how it would play out, but had my attention.

The text that was there was well written, and kept me flipping through the story. Unfortunately, I just felt like there wasn't enough of it. The story was a bit thin, and I was left disappointed in the end. The end cuts off very abruptly; I actually thought that there was something wrong with the file on my computer and it was cutting off pages. But, no, it's just quick to stop. A shame, considering how much I liked the build up and the art.

This is a very cool, albeit dark picture book that is a bit underdone in the way of story, but is stunning visually along the way.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.


  1. From the moment I saw the cover I was sold on this book, it looks fantastic and you know everything that drew you to this book is what is drawing me to it too. I'm really interested in knowing what the twist is at the end, and I'd love to see all the art inside too.