This probably sounds a bit odd, but when I finished The deep dark wood, the phrase “Oprah’s a-ha moment” kept rolling around in my head. It might not be the greatest comparison, let me attempt to explain.
Luckily (sort of) she is befriended by a big bad wolf who takes her under his ummm… paw I guess and frightens away witches, trolls and giants. The big bad wolf has small-girl-eating on his mind, until he meets her best friend, a big scary monster!
So maybe it’s more of a “ha ha” moment than an “a ha” moment! Whatever it is, it’s a brilliant book. The illustrations are gorgeous, with some double-page spooky-wood images a standout. Like a modern Little Red Riding Hood, it will no doubt become a perennial favourite.
Check out The deep dark wood at Auckland Libraries.
Or buy The deep dark wood at Fishpond.