January 8, 2007

What big Teeth you have......

My little boy Peter is fascinated by the story 'Little Red Riding Hood'. I read it to him all the time.
I read it in English and in Greek, sometimes we cuddle up and I just tell him the story and the part he loves the most is ....What big teeth you have.....

It was always a favourite of mine too. I found some vintage images of Little Red Riding hood online, arent they wonderful images!?


This adorable drinking cup is by D-Bros, a Japanese homewares design group
Add water and the wolf appears larger!! how clever!




17 comments:

  1. Shelly loves this story too - i love the black and white pic!!

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  2. Hi Julie!
    the image is by Gustave Dore (1832-1883) apparently it was a bit sexual as the wolf was pressing against her!?!

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  3. Have you heard of "Little Red"? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0810957833?tag2=aplcreations-20

    I haven't read it yet, but I heard it's great. It's the retelling of "little red riding hood" but from a little boy's perspective.

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  4. Hi Regina
    No I hadnt! thanks for the link to the book - how interesting!

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  5. Those illustrations are incredible - the two color ones are my favorites and those glasses are so cute! Happy New Year!

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  6. There's a wonderful film, if you can find it, "The Company of Wolves." Angela Lansbury's in it and a mostly Brit cast. It plays on the "young woman coming of age" theme and the "wolves" whose "sweetest tongue has sharpest tooth."

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  7. That was also an old time favourite of mine when I was a littl'n. My Yiayia used to tell me it. My son loved it too, especially...What big teeth you have!

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  8. I adore Little Red Riding hood...I used to get the Spanish and French versions from my Grandma. Especially, "La Caperucita Roja" Loved it...it was coupled with a story about boys being turned into swans...and a special blanket knitted from thorns to make them turn back into boys...Don't know? I am lucky enough to still have my grandma. I should tape those stories! Good idea!!. All I know is your site is beautiful. The images you share are fantastic. Thank You for the childhood memories you stir up...

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  9. oh did you ever read him the wolf's version? wait, that is the 3 lil pig's wolf- oops... hehe... its wonderful to hear when a kid loves to listens to stories- diego isn't that interested yet..... sigh!

    remember the looney tunes version of red riding hood? she was a sexy woman who sang "hey wolfie..." hehe

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  10. That is sooo funny,my littlest loves to be read ,"little red" stories too,we have a western version thats too funny that we are currently into!

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  11. Sideshowmum - thanks for the movie tip, will try to find it! I love a british cast....

    Kali/Vanessa - arent Grandmothers the most wonderful things in our lives?! my grandmother is still around too - lucky me!

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  12. Stephanie Coop11:58 PM

    hi,
    I have a golden book you might like to see stephy4030 on flikr. I still have it. The pictures are so captivating. Thought you might like to take a look

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  13. Such wonderful, descriptive drawings of the wolf and the focus of his attention, Little Red Riding Hood.
    take care, g

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  14. Love all of these vintage illustrations.

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  15. ps: specially the one with the blue background

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  16. cruststation11:19 PM

    Little Red Riding Hood conjures up different images for me, she's used in so many horror movies and have a goth image but your pictures are adorable (by the way, love all your vintage images on Flickr)!

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