This is one of the Little Golden Books I inherited from my late husband. He had quite a collection. It was originally published in 1948, and in 1973, it was in its thirty-fourth printing. For all those years, thousands of parents were buying this thing for their children, and the cover looks like a horror movie poster. I mean, Red has black holes for eyes. It’s almost as bad as the buttons in Coraline.
Of course, fairy tales are supposed to be scary, so this has a prominent place on my bookshelf. Right near All My Friends are Dead and my zombie picture book collection.