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Little Red: A Fizzingly Good Yarn

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ISBN13: 9780810957831
ISBN10: 0810957833
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Publisher Comments:

In the spirit of Cinderella: An Art Deco Love Story, Lynn and David Roberts give the classic tale of "Little Red Riding Hood" a new, fun historical twist.

Little Red is happily taking a basket of ginger ale to his grandmother when he stops to gather apples in the woods. Who should grab his red cape, but none other than the wily wolf, who runs immediately to the grandmother's house to devour her and wait for Little Red to be next! With a new, happily-ever-after spin on the story, the boy tricks the wolf into gulping down the entire ginger ale at once, which triggers the wolf to hiccup his grandmother out of his belly. Little Red gallantly overcomes the wolf and is the hero of the day!

A charming variation of the classic fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood, Little Red is set in Colonial America and is filled with imaginative illustrations and historical references.

Review:

"Both quirky and silly, this table-turning version of Little Red Riding Hood from a sibling team (Cinderella: An Art Deco Love Story) features a boy hero who saves his grandmother from the wicked wolf with a fizzy bottle of ginger ale. The story begins traditionally: 'In a time not too long ago and in a land much like our own, there lived a young boy.' But David Roberts makes an immediate departure with campy artwork brimming with visual humor and early Americana. The text reads, 'His name was Thomas, but — for some reason — everyone called him Little Red,' opposite an illustration of a saucer-eyed child in a red room filled with red toys. While a woman in his parents' inn tells Thomas tales of 'dangerous encounters with dashing highwaymen,' a masked man sits half-hidden behind a newspaper. (The top story is about Ben Franklin's proposal to make the turkey America's national bird.) Throughout, the edgy illustrations complement the wry, understated text. When the inept wolf swallows the grandmother in her hoop skirt, he looks more like a red jacketed vacuum cleaner than the scary garden-variety villain. In the All-the-better-to-eat-you scene, the wolf, sporting Grandma's wig and lorgnette, is eventually outfoxed by quick-witted Little Red. The boy's ginger ale makes the creature burp up his grandmother as if she were a cannon ball. This riff on the original has pizzazz (and fizz). Ages 4-9. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Although not for the fainthearted, this is a great choice for reading aloud to kids old enough to relish comedy of the spine-tingling sort." Booklist

Synopsis:

Little Red is headed for grandmother's with a basket of ginger ale when a wily wolf snatches his cape, runs to grandmother's house to devour her, and awaits Little Red! With a new, happily-ever-after spin, the boy tricks the wolf into hiccuping his grandmother out of his belly.

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dslinkard, January 11, 2011 (view all comments by dslinkard)
My first and second graders LOVED! the new take on the old classic. Their favorite part, of course, was the wolf belching and out came grandma. Keep up the fun stories Lynn!
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Michal, October 9, 2010 (view all comments by Michal)
My 4 year old son and his little brother (age 3) love this book. The illustrations are fabulous and draw the readers further into the clever retelling of Little Red Riding Hood as a little boy. The wolf is properly scary until the end where he becomes a comic figure which keeps the story appropriate for young readers.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780810957831
Author:
Roberts, David
Publisher:
ABRAMS
Retold by:
Roberts, Lynn
Retold:
Roberts, Lynn
Author:
Roberts, Lynn
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Literature / Classics
Subject:
Grandmothers
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Children s-General
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.62x10.76x.38 in. 1.11 lbs.
Age Level:
4-9

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Both quirky and silly, this table-turning version of Little Red Riding Hood from a sibling team (Cinderella: An Art Deco Love Story) features a boy hero who saves his grandmother from the wicked wolf with a fizzy bottle of ginger ale. The story begins traditionally: 'In a time not too long ago and in a land much like our own, there lived a young boy.' But David Roberts makes an immediate departure with campy artwork brimming with visual humor and early Americana. The text reads, 'His name was Thomas, but — for some reason — everyone called him Little Red,' opposite an illustration of a saucer-eyed child in a red room filled with red toys. While a woman in his parents' inn tells Thomas tales of 'dangerous encounters with dashing highwaymen,' a masked man sits half-hidden behind a newspaper. (The top story is about Ben Franklin's proposal to make the turkey America's national bird.) Throughout, the edgy illustrations complement the wry, understated text. When the inept wolf swallows the grandmother in her hoop skirt, he looks more like a red jacketed vacuum cleaner than the scary garden-variety villain. In the All-the-better-to-eat-you scene, the wolf, sporting Grandma's wig and lorgnette, is eventually outfoxed by quick-witted Little Red. The boy's ginger ale makes the creature burp up his grandmother as if she were a cannon ball. This riff on the original has pizzazz (and fizz). Ages 4-9. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Although not for the fainthearted, this is a great choice for reading aloud to kids old enough to relish comedy of the spine-tingling sort."
"Synopsis" by , Little Red is headed for grandmother's with a basket of ginger ale when a wily wolf snatches his cape, runs to grandmother's house to devour her, and awaits Little Red! With a new, happily-ever-after spin, the boy tricks the wolf into hiccuping his grandmother out of his belly.
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