Little Red in the Hood
Illustrated by Drewscape
Glen Goei and Drewscape have created a knockout of a story in Little Red in the Hood. Little Red's most favourite person in the world is her kickboxing Grandma Rambo. When Little Red falls sick, Grandma Rambo is sent to take care of her. Unfortunately, Grandma Rambo goes to the wrong flat! Find out what happens next in this funny retelling of the traditional fairytale.
Epigram Books is proud to present our brand of traditional fairytales told Singapore style! Three local celebrities—Adrian Pang, Glen Goei and KF Seetoh—present Singaporean versions of traditional fairy tales to benefit the Society for the Promotion of ADHD Research and Knowledge (SPARK).
“Western fairytales get a fun Singaporean spin in these illustrated retellings—Glen Goei's Little Red in the Hood inverts the Little Red Riding Hood trope, for example, and instead of a girl visiting her sick grandmother, the heroine has a kickboxing Grandma Rambo.”
—Akshita Nanda, The Sunday Times
“[T]he quirky plot development is quite unexpected and original. I also enjoyed the illustrations by local artist Drewscape, which complement the irreverent writing perfectly with feisty, expressive characters and scenes that tread the fine line between being recognisably local and having international appeal.”
—Eileen, Picture This Book
About the Author:
Glen Goei is the award-winning actor-producer-director who is currently the Associate Artistic Director of the W!LD RICE theatre company. His performance in London’s West End production of M. Butterfly garnered him an Olivier Award nomination. Mr. Goei’s first feature film, Forever Fever, was the first Singapore film to achieve worldwide commercial release after being picked up for distribution in the U.S. and U.K. He received the National Youth Award for his contribution to the Arts in 1994.
About the Illustrator:
Andrew Tan (also known as drewscape) is a full-time freelance illustrator and an Eisner-nominated comic artist. He illustrates for print ads, magazines and also enjoys storyboarding and illustrating for picture book projects. During his free time, he's always creating his own comics for the fun of it. In his home studio you'll find an overflow of art tools of all kinds as he loves experimenting with them. He has already too many fountain pens and tells himself that he will stop buying more. Andrew published his first graphic novel, Monsters, Miracles & Mayonnaise, in 2012.
Size: 260 x 210mm
Published: August 2014