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Little Red

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urn:lcp:littlered0000wool:epub:7cace76f-390a-4f5c-8313-80bcb04e3450 Foldoutcount 0 Identifier littlered0000wool Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t4vj8bc9m Invoice 1652 Isbn 9781447291398 Growing up, we all loved fairy tales. Often the story was scary, or the woman needed some help to make things work for her. Betha Woollvin wrote these two books with a twist and there was no scary part or the characters can save themselves.

Bethan Woollvin | Children’s Book Author and Illustrator Bethan Woollvin | Children’s Book Author and Illustrator

As for what I’d do differently, that is a tough question. I think artists in general are always looking for ways to improve and refine their artwork, but since Little Red has received such a warm reception, it reassures me that I wouldn’t change a thing! On reflection the project has exceeded all expectations and intentions. I only decided to create a children’s book as an experiment at university, and it went on to win the Macmillan Childrens Book Competition, amongst other wonderful recognitions! It feels very strange because I didn’t think it would ever leave my sketch book, let alone become published… Hello Yellow - 80 Books to Help Children Nurture Good Mental Health and Support With Anxiety and Wellbeing -The wolf takes a sneaky shortcut to Grandma's house, where he gobbles her up, dresses in her clothes and lies in wait for Little Red. However, this wolf has met his match: when Little Red arrives, she is not fooled by his ridiculous disguise and fearlessly formulates a plan of her own. To keep experimenting with your creativity, using different mediums and platforms, especially whilst you’re still at university! What would have happened if Little Red Riding Hood would have felt strong and confident enough to defy the wolf by herself instead of waiting for the woodcutter's help?

Little Red | Literacy Tree Little Red | Literacy Tree

How long did it take from creating the dummy for the prize to receiving the finished book? What was the highlight of the process?My favourite thing about working with two hoots and Macmillan has definitely been my free range to be able to write and illustrate how I please. Little Red has been tidied up in the sense of illustrations and text but the story and the compositional ideas are the same as they were two years ago in my dummy book. They never diluted my humour or asked me to change my characters, they loved Little Red the way it was and have always supported my creative process.

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