A peek at Caperucita Roja

As promised here is a peek at a few inside pages of Caperucita Roja published by Ediciones SM

This book belongs to a series Cuentos De Ahora, they all have the same format and layout.

First thing I decided to do is give Little Red a puppy. He is smart and unlike Little Red who is very innocent, he is suspicious of strangers. I thought it would give a clue to little kids reading the book. Believe me, kids always notice the tiny details.

I wanted wolf to have clothes and look like a "normal" fellow. The point of this story is to show that even normal looking strangers could be dangerous. So Wolf is wearing a top hat, jacket and a bow tie. Bit sofisticated fellow huh? ;o)

These two are my favorite illustrations in the book. :o)

It was a challenge to follow the story and not illustrate too dark or scary. I always like to think of my audience, in this case is very little kids.

And grandma was so much fun to illustrate, hehe!

I have to thank my editor Teresa for always believing in me and giving me complete free range. This is what all illustrators dream of having.. and I can't thank her enough for trusting me with all books we work on.

If you'd like to purchase Caperucita Roja  it will be available March 5th. :o)


Julie Clay Illustration said...

Lovely little illustrations, so cute :) and a very good message underlying there!

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Alicia Padrón said...

Thanks Julie! I enjoyed working on this. xo

Hi Elizabeth, thank you! *hugs*

Jennifer Thermes said...

Alicia, this is absolutely CHARMING! Brava, you! :-)

Alicia Padrón said...

Gracias Jen! xoxo

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