Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten!: The Story of Little Red Riding Hood as Told by the Wolf

Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten!: The Story of Little Red Riding Hood as Told by the Wolf

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by Trisha Speed Shaskan
     
 

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OF COURSE you think I did a horrible thing by eating Little Red Riding Hood and her granny. You don't know the other side of the story. Well, let me tell you...See more details below

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OF COURSE you think I did a horrible thing by eating Little Red Riding Hood and her granny. You don't know the other side of the story. Well, let me tell you...

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
It seems that the Big Bad Wolf is actually a vegetarian that likes all varieties of apples. One day the very hungry Wolf meets Red Riding Hood in the forest and she looks as delicious as a ripe red apple. With directions to Granny's house he arrives to find the sweet old woman who reminds him of a Granny Smith apple and swallows her whole. When Little Red appears the Wolf, in bed in Granny's shawl and night cap, salivates as Little Red admires herself in the mirror. Her eyes are like apple seeds to Wolf, her ears like apple slices, her lips like a Red Delicious apple and so on until the Wolf cannot help himself (he is a vegetarian after all) and he eats her all up. Bold, flat, full page illustrations show a sharp contrast between the bright red dressed girl and the black leering wolf. It is not as imaginative and clever as the True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka but it could serve as an introduction for a lesson on point of view. In fact a Think About It section encourages readers to explore other fairy tales and write their own version. As a one-on-one read it will elicit a few chuckles without being truly memorable but it does have great classroom possibilities. Reviewer: Beverley Fahey

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404870468
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Other Side of the Story Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
74,303
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile:
220L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

When Trisha Speed Shaskan was a girl, she wanted to become a superhero. Her mother gave her a Wonder Woman costume. Her dad crafted her a tiara and bracelets out of metal to match. Trisha imagined she could fight evil, fly an invisible airplane, and get anyone to tell the truth. While she didn’t grow up to be Wonder Woman, she still uses her imagination to write stories and to teach creative writing.
Trisha has taught creative writing to children and adults for thirteen years. She has published 26 books for children, and more are forthcoming. She has an MFA in creative writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Trisha currently lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Stephen, and their cat, Eartha, named after Eartha Kitt, famous for her role as Catwoman.

Born in 1974 in Nantes, France, Gerald grew up in nine different cities around the land of cheese. He graduated from the National School of Applied Art (also called Olivier de Serres) in 1998. Gerald's creativity blossomed at a web design company, an event studio, a video-games studio, and then several animations studios. Aside from illustration, Gerald has many other interests, including managing the French Comics Artists association "Rendez-Vous" (which published its first book at Akileos publishing in 2009), or co-leading with the Japanese Artist Daisuke Tsutsumi the artistic and charity project "Sketchtravel," a real sketchbook shared by 70 illustrators from all around the world.

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