Red Riding Hood Costumes

Li'l Red Riding Hood

The story of Little Red Riding Hood, first published in 1697 by Charles Perrault, was probably intended to serve as a cautionary tale for young ladies - discouraging them from talking to strangers or venturing alone into the woods!

Li'l Red Riding Hood

The tale was adapted in the 19th century by the Brothers Grimm, who turned itinto a kinder and gentler tale wherein the wolf is killed and the girl is saved - a story much less likely to give it's young readers nightmares.