My kids loved this book and so did I. It was utterly fresh and charming to see an unfamiliar spin on a familiar tale. The watercolor illustrations are lovely -- very delicate and impressionistic. My kids enjoyed noticing the small details, like trying to find the litle prehistoric bird (forget the type/name?) that hides in every illustration. The author clearly had fun with this and it's a gentle and funny book - though my kids were worried for Little Riding Had!