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Once Upon a Wild Wood

Written by Chris Riddell

Illustrated by Chris Riddell

Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2 Fantasy / Magical Humorous Traditional Tales

LoveReading View on Once Upon a Wild Wood

Young readers who think they know all about the traditional tales will relish spotting the characters and enjoy the surprises awaiting them in the woods

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2018

Former Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell weaves a wonderful fantasy adventure around some of the best loved fairy story characters in this hugely attractive and thoroughly entertaining picture story book. Little Green Cape sets out with a handful of useful things including a strong straight stick, comfortable clumpy boots and an invitation to a party. Once in the wild woods she is in a magical world where even the trees have faces, full of surprising characters.  There’s a Beast looking for his Beauty, three Bears who are mistrustful of strangers, a talking harp, three little pigs, seven dwarves and many more. Young readers will love both feeling they know the stories being surprised by some of the turns of events.

 

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for September 2018:

The Legend of Kevin: A Roly-Poly Flying Pony Adventure by Philip Reeve 

The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes by Julia Donaldson 

Happy: A Children's Book of Mindfulness by Nicola Edwards

Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots by  Michael Rosen

You've Got a Friend by Judi Curtin

Tilly and the Bookwanderers (Pages & Co., Book 1) by Anna James 

Wish for a Witch by Kaye Umansky

Poems to Live Your Life By by Chris Riddell

Once Upon a Wild Wood by Chris Riddell

 

Once Upon a Wild Wood Synopsis

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 visual feast on every page, illustrated with warmth and humour and full of witty details to discover - this is Chris Riddell at his picture book best!

Once Upon a Wild Wood Press Reviews

A smart young heroine, playful storytelling full of wit and detail, and rich, layered pictures in his unique style  The Bookseller, Editor's choice


Book Information

ISBN: 9781509817061
Publication date: 23rd August 2018
Author: Chris Riddell
Illustrator: Chris Riddell
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Topics: Fantasy / Magical, Humorous, Traditional Tales

About Chris Riddell

Children's Laureate 2015-2017 One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors  Chris Riddell was our Author and Illustrator of the Month in December 2010. Click here to find out more. Chris Riddell, the 2015-2017 UK Children's Laureate, is an accomplished artist and the political cartoonist for the Observer. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children. His books have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001 and 2004 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse won the Costa Children's Book Award 2013. His work for Macmillan includes the bestselling Goth Girl books, the Ottoline series,&...

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