Friday, 18 September 2015

A Dublin Fairytale by Nicola Colton (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E)

  5th October 2015, The O'Brien Press, 32 pages, Hardback, Review copy 

Content: fairytale magic, danger, humour

Summary from The O'Brien Press
Once upon a time there was a little girl called Fiona who lived in Dublin. But Dublin is full of colourful characters and creatures from the fairytale realm. Often not seen or heard, they reside in some of Dublin’s most famous locations and landmarks!

Nayu's thoughts
Being in a fairytale loving mood, I was delighted to check out this retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. I like it because she isn't alone on her travels. She is forever helping people out – even if they seem weird, and the good deeds end up helping her by the end of the tale. 

I think her story teachers that taking a few extra minutes to do something for someone can be more rewarding than expected, not necessarily an actual reward but helping people out is a fuzzy feeling inducing act. I loved her little red cloak which is somewhat famous to the character of Red Riding Hood. I don't know Dublin at all, but I'm sure residents will enjoy reading about familiar places in this not quite traditional fairytale.

Find out more on Nicola's website.

Available for preorder at most bookstores including NRC affiliate Foyles

Suggested read
Another sweet retelling of Little Red Riding Hood can be found in Very Little Red Riding Hood by Heapy and Heap (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E)

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