Roodkapje (Little Red Riding Hood)
A wooden statue of Little Red Riding Hood was added to the Fairytale Forest in 1953. She was crouched down picking flowers with the wolf lurking just a few metres away! Then in 1960, grandmother’s house was built with the wolf in grandma’s bed and Little Red Riding Hood standing at the door.
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Originally a Grimm tale.
Once upon a time there was a little girl who lived with her mother at the edge of the forest.
She wore a red cape with a red hood and became known as Little Red Riding Hood.
Her grandmother lived on the other side of the forest.
One day, her mother asked her if she would visit her grandma and bring her a basket of food: ”Will you go to see grandma today my dear?” asked her mother.
“Grandma is feeling unwell and could do with this basket of food. Will you take it to her?” “But don’t forget to stick to the path. There is a wolf in the forest.”
Little Red Riding Hood was not afraid of the big bad wolf and set off to see her grandmother.
After a while, a big hairy animal jumped out at her! It was the wolf!
The big bad wolf asked Red Riding Hood where she was going.
She naively replied. “I’m off to bring this basket of food to my grandmother” she said, and the wolf was quick to think up a diversion.
“Wouldn’t you like to pick your grandmother some flowers? I’m sure she’d like that very much,” said the wolf.
So Little Red Riding Hood did what the wolf suggested and went into the woods to pick some flowers.
In the meantime, the wolf crept off to grandma’s house and knocked on the door.
“Who’s there?” grandma asked. “It’s me, Little Red Riding Hood,” the wolf said with a high-pitched voice.
“Come in then,” grandma answered, which was the worst thing she could have done.
And with one big gulp, the wolf had eaten grandma all up.
He went down to lie on grandma’s bed and waited for Little Red Riding Hood to arrive.....
Little Red Riding Hood
One day Little Red Riding Hood had gone to her grandmother, who lived alone in a cottage in the forest.
Along the way she picked flowers as she sang:
"Little Red Cap where are you going, so alone so alone. Little Red Cap where are you going, so alone. "
When she rang the bell, Karkeeltje the tame crow began to crow nervously.
It was as if he wanted to warn Little Red Riding Hood about something.
Yes there was reason to. For the big bad wolf had entered grandma's house and had eaten her up, skin and bone.
Look inside through the windows. There lies the big bad wolf in grandma's bed.
Look how he licks his lips in the hope that Little Red Riding Hood will come through the door in a moment.
You all know how the story goes.
Red Riding Hood and grandmother are fortunately rescued by the hunter. And they lived happily ever after.
!The video below has English subtitles!
The translation in a handy PDF
A handy audio file of the translation
A compilation of all the translations of all the audio stories you may come across in the Efteling.