Today’s Halloween feature in the 2012 Countdown to Halloween is Little Red Riding Hood. The fairy tale was written more than 300 years ago by the French writer Charles Perrault. It’s been adapted many times over the years, most recently by the talented Canadian artist and animator Cale Atkinson. His film short, Lil Red, recently appeared on the popular site Drawn Blog.
For generations, parents have shared the bedtime story of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf with their children. My mom was terrific at telling this story. Her version featured a very kind little girl whose thoughtfulness shamed the Big Bad Wolf into good behavior. She told it with enough suspense to keep me entertained, but I was never scared.