|Hardcover, 36 pages|
Published 2016 (originally 2015)
Acquired February 2017
Read May 2017
by Justin Richards
illustrated by David Wardle
If these stories really are Time Lord fairy tales, it seems to me that this one raises some existential issues: how can there be a fairy tale on Gallifrey that clearly features Rose Tyler and the ninth Doctor? (plus a Zygon and, of course, Bad Wolf) If the Doctor had remembered this one during the tv programme (as he did some others during "Night Terrors"), I feel like some confusing things would have resulted. The po-faced TARDIS wiki, of course, just categorizes this story's Rose as "Rose (Little Rose Riding Hood)," with scarcely a mention of who the character actually is. Richards does do a good job capturing the voice of Christopher Eccleston.
Next Week: Night and day it's Cinderella and the Magic Box!