This version of ‘Red Riding Hood’ is set in Ghana, with Mr Dog taking the part of the big bad wolf. Salma’s granny sends her off to market to get a few things (including a giant watermelon and a rooster with crazy eyes) which she carries in a big straw basket on her head. It’s getting hot and Salma absent-mindedly wanders into the wild side of town. It’s not long before Mr Dog offers to carry her basket for her and Salma forgets about not talking to strangers. As soon as Mr Dog has learnt the song Salma sings to her granny, he scares her away with his sharp teeth and takes off. We all know where.
Salma runs to find her granddad and Mr Dog is frightened away in the nick of time. A super book with wonderful text and lively, humorous pictures.