'Josephine Evett's-Secker's Little Red Riding Hood is unusually beautiful, with its poetic text and vibrant, tender illustrations by Nicoletta Ceccoli.' --Sunday Times
'The classic cautionary tale, retold in sparkling detail (we find out precisely what was in RRH's basket, and grandmother's exact address), which really makes the story breathe. Prize winning Nicoletta Ceccoli's breathtaking, Chagall/Seurat- inspired illustrations in acrylics, pencils and pastels should hang in the Tate. Fight the urge to cut pages out to frame however, because this is not only a smooth and enjoyable read, but also an excellent springboard for casual parental chat about personal safety and big, bad (and in this case, blue) wolves.' --Venue
'Little Red Riding Hood is a familiar and well-loved tale and has been retold many times and in many different formats, but none stands out quite like this superb version. The illustrations are beautiful. They are soft and colourful and have a fairytale quality, while the wolf and the enchanting little girl are portrayed in a detailed and unusual way.' --Eastern Daily Press
About the Author
Josephine Evetts-Secker is a Jungian Analyst who also taught English Literature at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada for many years. She now lives in Lythe, a village near Whitby, Yorkshire. Nicoletta Ceccoli was born and still lives in San Marino, Italy, with her family and two pet hens. Since studying at the State Institute of Art in Urbino, she has illustrated a number of children's titles for prominent Italian publishers. Selected three times for exhibition at the Bologna Children's Book Fair, Nicoletta was awarded the prestigious Andersen Prize in 2000, honouring her as the best children's book illustrator in Italy.