Marjet Huiberts, Wendy Panders, Benaïssa Linger

Roodkapje was een Toffe Meid

Book coverRoodkapje was een Toffe Meid
Book coverRoodkapje was een Toffe Meid
Book coverRoodkapje was een Toffe Meid
Book coverRoodkapje was een Toffe Meid

This book of seven newly versified fables in rap rhythm split the panel three ways. Faction 1 liked it. Faction 2 thought it was downright ugly. Faction 3 thought it was ugly, but deemed a purely aesthetic opinion in this case irrelevant. It was this third group that created enough support for Roodkapje was een Toffe Meid (Little Red Riding Hood Was One Cool Babe) to be included in the elite corps.

For both adults and children this is a fresh acquaintance with seven familiar fables, a variation on a theme. It is aimed at children who already know the stories from a more protective environment. The question remains whether children like this kind of thing or whether it is a matter of adults thinking children like it. But then that is the question with most children’s books.

However, the evident pleasure that this book exudes through every pore is a persuasive recommendation for adults and children alike. The CD with the raps and their karaoke versions is cunningly incorporated into the front cover in a cardboard tray that slides smoothly away under a transparent window.

Edition: 2010
Language: Dutch
Publisher / commissioner: Gottmer Uitgevers Groep, Haarlem
Designer: Wendy Panders
Printer: Leo Paper, Hong Kong (CN)
Binder: Leo Paper, Hong Kong (CN)
Dimensions: 256 x 238 x 12
Amount of pages: 48 p.
Number of copies: 5,000
Price: € 17.95
ISBN: 978 90 257 4684 1
Font and foundry: Conduit, handwriting by Wendy Panders
Binding style: sewn hardback
Material: 157gsm Matt Art (interior), 140gsm woodfree paper (endpapers), 128gsm Case wrap glossy art paper (binding)