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  • Published: 28 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9780857550927
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.99

The Last Wolf




A completely original and unexpected re-imagining of the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale, with a satisfying environmental twist that encourages the reader to think about how they can make a difference.

Once upon a time, Little Red set off into the woods to catch a wolf . . .

But the woods aren't all they seem - and are there even any wolves left? Mini Grey re-imagines the classic Little Red Riding Hood fable in an entirely new way. Can Little Red help her new friends in need and recover the wild days of the past?

This is a powerful, moving and funny picture book which will have children and adults revisiting its exquisite pages time and time again, and discussing the important message it holds. From the award-winning author/illustrator of The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon, The Pea and the Princess and Biscuit Bear.

  • Pub date: 28 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9780857550927
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Mini Grey

Mini Grey was given her name after being born in a Mini in a car park in Newport, Wales. She studied for an MA in Sequential Illustration at Brighton under the tutelage of John Vernon Lord. Mini also worked as a primary school teacher in Oxford, where she now lives. Her books include Egg Drop, The Pea and the Princess (shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), Biscuit Bear (winner of the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award), Traction Man is Here (winner of the Boston Horn Book Award and shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon (winner of the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Bronze Award and winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), and Traction Man meets Turbodog. Mini Grey is one of the Big Picture's ten Best New Illustrators.

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Praise for The Last Wolf

“A fun re-telling of a very feisty Red Riding Hood and the rather sorry state of the wolf, teetering on the edge of extinction. A subtle message on conservation that sits perfectly with this age-old story.”

Angels & Urchins

“In this powerful and emotive tale by Mini Grey, the evident issues surrounding our wildlife are touched upon in a sensitive and acessible manner for emerging and young readers. Coupled with Mini Grey's humour-filled, jam-packed illustrations, this picture book is sure to strike a chord with readers of all ages. Mini Grey produces some of the highest quality picture books around and The Last Wolf is no exception.”

Picture Books Blogger

“This is a powerful, moving and funny picture book which will have adults and children revisiting its exquisite pages time and time again, and discussing the important messages it holds.”

Reading Zone

“The Last Wolf ranks alongside Mini Grey's other picture book masterpieces, with all her trademark rich, characterful illustration, quirky humour and perfect pacing. The story has an environmental message but is in no way preachy or boring, and the final spreads have a real sense of poignancy.”

Book Trust

“Perfect for five to seven year olds, this is a wonderfully illustrated, gentle page-turner that encourages reading. It also carries important messages about rediscovering the wild, the value of nature in our lives and how even small steps canc make a difference.”

Rewilding Britain


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