Years ago, I took a year long on-line art class from one of my favorite teachers Carla Sonheim called The Year of the Fairy Tale. Every month Carla focused on a different fairy tale and different illustration techniques.
After reading a few original Little Red Riding Hood stories (which I won’t link to here as I do not condone violence nor death by consumption) I had to exonerate the Wolf who I knew had gotten a bad rap because I know about “wild life” and wolves are no exception:
Wolves do not eat people whole like a boa constrictor.
Wolves never eat little girls because they prefer their meat well-done and chewy. (Grandma’s might qualify)
If they did eat little girls they would never eat one wearing a red cape because they are environmentalists and prefer green.
And lastly Wolves NEVER dine alone
I uploaded The Real Tale of Little Red Riding Hood & the Wolf on this blog . . . years later Peggy found it . . .
As a surprise for my last birthday Peggy massaged the blog post I wrote into a book. Peggy published the book and to my surprise . . .