Harriet is on yet another epic quest! We all remember Harriet from the rest of the Hamster Princess series by Ursula Vernon, “Harriet the Invincible,” “Of Mice and Magic,” “Ratpunzel,” “Giant Trouble,” and “Wiskerella.” But now Harriet stars in “Little Red Rodent Hood.”
“Little Red Rodent Hood” most definitely lives up to the others. I have read all of the books in this series. Like the other ones, this one was very quirky. At the beginning of each book, you don’t really understand, or follow the story. But by the end, you are fully intent on each word.
I am an extremely sensitive reader. I adore this book, but also have some complaints. I think that some of the images in this book were a little scary. There are no photos, just sketches, but I still found it frightening. It pops out at you when you least expect it, so I would advise you to be prepared. Once you look at the image a couple of times, it’s fine. I would not suggest this book for younger readers or sensitive readers.
That is my only complaint because it made me frightened of what else the illustrations might have, but the rest of the book was phenomenal. Like I mentioned before, the beginning is hard to follow. But don’t give up on the book, it is great. The action is full, and the suspense grows with each turn of the page.
What is happening in the story, is that Harriet Hamsterbone is off on another adventure. A fractured fairytale of Little Red Riding Hood, she meets a mysterious girl with a red cape. The girl asks Harriet for help protecting her from the weasel-wolves. Harriet, a well known warrior, is up for the task. But there is something strange about that girl…
When the leader of the weasel-wolves asks Harriet for help with his disappearing packs, Harriet doesn’t know who to believe. After all, Red does have a giant cage next to her grandmother’s house… Who will Harriet choose?
What I love about this series is that you don’t have to read the other books in this series to understand it. I love this book; I would just advise you to prepare yourself for the illustrations. So, join Harriet and Wilbur in their newest challenge, “Little Red Rodent Hood.”