Book: Little Read Riding Hood
Artist: Lindsey Yankey
Artist’s Statement: Little Red Riding Hood has often been banned or challenged because Little Red carries a bottle of wine in her basket, along with bread and butter, to her Grandmother’s house. Many adults believe this behavior encourages childhood drinking.
I’ve imagined my own version of the ending, after Little Red has gone safely back home. Grandmother and Woodsman are quite frankly glad to have a glass of wine. It had been a long day! After all, the Woodsman had found himself in a nightmare situation: he’d opened the door to Grandmother’s house and sliced open the wolf to find Grandmother and Little Red were inside and alive. I’d want a drink after all that, too!