A shortcut through the forest to Grandma's house produces some eerie moments - and some oddly familiar characters - in a strikingly illustrated tale about facing fears. One night a boy is woken by a terrible sound. A storm is breaking, lightning flashing across the sky.
In the morning Dad is gone and Mum doesn't seem to know when he'll be back.
The next day Mum asks her son to take a cake to his sick grandma. "Don't go into the forest," she warns. "Go the long way round." But, for the first time, the boy chooses to take the path into the forest, where he meets a variety of fairy tale characters.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 32 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/09/2005
- Category: Picture storybooks
- ISBN: 9781844285594
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Review by lnpowers
I liked how the main character and his grandmother's house are in color while they scary forest is in black and white. It almost doesn't make the forest and the scary part of it real. I liked the reference to other fairy tales as Browne retells the story of Little Red Riding Hood.This book could be used with a program that focuses on fairy tales, showing the retelling of a tale.
Review by jebass
A cute book with interesting illustrations, that follows a little boy on his way to grandmother's house. He's been warned not to go the wrong way, but purposefully he does, and his story is loosely related to that of Little Red Riding Hood. I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought, but it does require previous knowledge of some fairytales, Little Red Riding Hood in particular, to enjoy.