Friday, September 28, 2018

Little Red Rodent Hood (Hamster Princess #6), by Ursula Vernon (author), Eva Kaminsky (narrator)

Recorded Books, September 2018

Ursula Vernon is, as always, a delight.

In this case, she takes the story of Little Red Riding Hood, and turns it inside out and sideways, with wonderful results.

Princess Harriet Hamsterbone and her friend Wilbur respond to a plea from a very odd young hamster girl, dressed all in red. and mount their riding quail to go to the aid of her grandmother. Grandmother's cottage in the woods is surrounded by weaselwolves of nefarious intent...

Well, of course they have nefarious intent. Weaselwolves eat hamsters, right? So Harriet and Wilbur are quite puzzled to find the weaselwolves hiding behind trees, apparently afraid of Red.

What's going on? The more they investigate, the stranger things seem, and the less certain Harriet is that Red is the one in need of help.

This is just a lot of fun. If you have kids in the intended middle grade age range, use them as your excuse. If not, well, read or listen to it anyway.

Recommended.

I bought this audiobook.