This new, artistic interpretation by Katharina Naimer surprises and at the same time invites the reader the discover the complexity of the fairy tale in all its facets in detailed, ambiguous images. It also enriches the weighty theme with humorous details and search games.
illustrated by Katharina Naimer
Katharina Naimer makes the wolf appear likeable and it almost merges with nature, the forest and turns into part of the forest itself. Without trivializing it, she almost completely dispenses with pictorial representations that could frighten children. The focus is on the child‘s thirst of adventure when it sets out to have its first experience outside the family. Positive curiosity is countered with great danger, over which the child triumphs in the end. The archetypal fairytale situation symbolizes the child‘s independence, when, for example, he or she sets out alone for the first time to visit friends or go to school. It is not without reason that Little Red Riding Hood is one of the most famous and popular German cultural assets.
- Longlisted as one of the Most Beautiful German Books 2021 (Stiftung Buchkunst)
“Katharina Naimer has staged the beautiful old Brothers Grimm fairy tale of “Little Red Riding Hood” with such artistry and humour that rereading it becomes twice as pleasurable.” – Brigitte Mom, 3/2021
Edition Bracklo | hc | 32 pp | 325 x 245 mm | 2021 | 3+
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[original title: Rotkäppchen]